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Top US health official says Ebola epidemic will worsen

  • A senior American health official has given a warning that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa will get worse before it is brought under control, as per the reports.

    Tom Frieden, who heads the Centers for Disease Control, said an unprecedented response was needed to check the outbreak, which has already claimed more than 1,400 lives this year.

    Frieden, who met Liberia’s president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, said he had never seen an Ebola outbreak like the current one and it was “going to get worse before it gets better.”

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