MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota expert on infectious diseases is criticizing the handling of the Ebola outbreak.

A symposium on the Ebola crisis was held today at Johns Hopkins in Maryland.

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Dr. Michael Osterholm, who is the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, as well as a professor at the University of Minnesota says right now the virus is winning hands down.

“I commend the U.S. government’s response. No other country in the world has put forward the same response the U.S. has — the U.S. response has been woefully inadequate because it’s up against virus time,” Osterholm said.

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The World Health Organization said Tuesday there could be as many as 10,000 new Ebola cases per week by the end of November.

Osterholm said there’s no way for us to know exactly how many cases there will be but said it will be “lots and lots and lots of cases and lots and lots and lots of deaths.”

“We don’t know what that number’s going to be and we just have to accept that fact,” he said.

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So far, there have been nearly 4,500 deaths.