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WHO sounds alarm over W Africa Ebola

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The head of the World Health Organization and leaders of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak are to announce a joint $100m (£59m; 75m euro) response plan.

They will meet in Guinea on Friday to launch the initiative aimed at tackling a virus which has claimed 729 lives.

Sierra Leone’s president has declared a public health emergency over the outbreak after 233 people died there.

Ebola spreads through human contact with a sufferer’s bodily fluids.

Initial flu-like symptoms can lead to external haemorrhaging from areas like eyes and gums, and internal bleeding which can lead to organ failure.

Ebola kills up to 90% of those infected with patients having a better chance of survival if they receive early treatment.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-28593987#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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July 31st, 2014

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