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Ebola Cases Pass 2,000

August 15, 2014

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The World Health Organization issued an update Friday regarding the deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.

The number of recorded cases, WHO noted Friday, has surpassed 2,000.

As of August 13, WHO recorded 2,127 cases of confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, including 1,145 deaths.

The distribution and classification of the cases are as follows:

-- Guinea, 519 cases (376 confirmed, 133 probable, and 10 suspected), including 380 deaths;

-- Liberia, 786 cases (190 confirmed, 423 probable, and 173 suspected), including 413 deaths;

-- Nigeria, 12 cases (11 confirmed, 0 probable, and 1 suspected), including 4 deaths;

-- Sierra Leone, 810 cases (733 confirmed, 38 probable, and 39 suspected), including 348 deaths.

On Wednesday, WHO convened a meeting with international partners "to continue mapping the EVD crisis and create an interagency common operations picture," in order to respond "to pinpoint where personnel and material should be concentrated for an effective end to the outbreak."

According to International President of Doctors Without Borders Joanne Liu, an end to the outbreak could come in the next six months, she remarked Friday after returning from a 10-day visit to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Original headline: WHO: More than 2,000 infected with Ebola



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