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Ebola outbreak hits ‘unprecedented’ proportions

The deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has hit 'unprecedented' proportions, according to relief workers on the ground, reports [s]CNN[/s]. 'The epidemic is out of control,' Dr Bart Janssens, director of operations for [b]Doctors Without Borders[/b], said. There have been 567 cases and 350 deaths since the epidemic began in March. Ebola outbreaks usually are confined to remote areas, making it easier to contain. But this outbreak is different; patients have been identified in 60 locations in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Officials believe the wide footprint of this outbreak is partly because of the close proximity between the jungle where the virus was first identified and cities such as Conakry.

[link url=http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/23/health/ebola-virus-outbreak-west-africa/index.html?sr=sharebar_twitter]Full CNN report[/link]
[link url=http://www.who.int/csr/don/2014_06_22_ebola/en]WHO figures[/link]

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