The idea of 100,000 infections was insane, we were told, because western governments and their medical experts would soon get the outbreak under control.
Yesterday, however, the CDC publicly predicted 550,000 to 1.4 million infections by January, and the numbers were printed by USA Today  and other publications.
Suddenly, the 100,000 prediction is now considered an optimistic "best case scenario." Alarm bells are ringing through the ears of infectious disease experts everywhere around the world. Could Ebola really surpass one million infections by early 2015?