Fresh warning over Ebola as regional crisis talks start

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ACCRA: The Ebola epidemic gripping West Africa will get worse before it gets better, the head of the United States’ top health body has warned, as health ministers from affected nations held crisis talks. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tom Frieden, said there was no quick fix to what the World Health Organization has called an “unprecedented” outbreak and called for “urgent action.”

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A total of 1,427 people have died from Ebola since the start of the year, with 2,615 people infected. Most of the deaths have been in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, with a handful of cases in Nigeria.
AFP

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