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WHO warns of Ebola spread

Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 00:56

Ebola claims more lives as World Health Organisation reports further spread through West Africa. Paul Chapman reports.

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Finda survived the Ebola virus with help from doctors at this centre in Sierra Leone. Her husband didn't make it. The World Health Organisation says the virus is still spreading in Sierra Leone and Liberia and to a lesser extent in Guinea. There's been another 44 new cases and 21 deaths between July 6th and 8th. At least 539 have now died in West Africa's first outbreak of the disease. (SOUNDBITE)(French) FADELA CHAIB, W.H.O SPOKESPERSON, SAYING: "In Liberia and Sierra Leone the situation remains precarious, with new figures, new cases of infections and deaths. We have now identified the hotspots or the places where there is really intensive Ebola activity." There's no treatment or vaccine against Ebola which kills up to 90 per cent of its victims.

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WHO warns of Ebola spread

Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 00:56