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Ebola outbreak could surpass 20,000 cases by November, World Health Organization (WHO) warns




This is the grim forecast made by a recent study done by the WHO. And if the efforts to combat the worst Ebola epidemic in history are not significantly stepped up, the number of victims could run into the hundreds of thousands by the new year, they went on to say.

The United Nations is seeking to raise nearly $1 billion to defeat the worst-ever outbreak of the deadly disease, which the Security Council has declared a threat to world peace.
Ebola has so far killed over 2,600 people across several West African nations, and efforts to contain the spread of the virus have so far proved unsuccessful, largely due to wholly unsuitable working conditions in the areas affected and also by superstitious and unfounded beliefs among certain sectors of the population.

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