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Ebola cases could touch 20,000, warns WHO

  • The number of cases of Ebola in West Africa could increase to 20,000, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

    The epidemic is spreading rapidly in the region and the official death toll is already over 1550. The scale of the outbreak “has not ever been anticipated,” WHO assistant director general Bruce Aylward said.

    Medecins sans Frontieres, which opened a new hospital in Liberia’s capital Monrovia, said it filled up in a week and described the situation in West Africa as a “humanitarian emergency.”

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