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Published:Friday | November 14, 2014 | 12:00 AM

n According to the World Health Organization, as of November 12, more than 14,098 cases and 5,160 deaths, of the Ebola virus, have been reported in six affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria and Senegal).

n Ebola transmission remains intense in the West African countries

of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. However, there is some evidence that case incidence is no longer increasing nationally in Guinea and Liberia, but steep increases persist in Sierra Leone.

n In the three most-affected countries, 19 of 53 planned Ebola Treatment Centres are now open. A total of 140 trained burial teams are on the ground, and more than 4,400 burials have reportedly been conducted in a safe and dignified manner since the outbreak began.

n Interventions to contain the spread of the disease include infection prevention and control; diagnosing, isolating and treating patients; contact tracing; and safe and dignified burials.