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Possibly six months to control Ebola crisis - charity group

Published:Friday | August 15, 2014 | 1:18 PM

Medical charity group, MSF, says the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa will take at least six months to be brought under control.

Speaking in Geneva, MSF President Joanne Lui called for strengthened international coordination led by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Earlier, the WHO said the scale of the outbreak appeared to be vastly underestimated noting that extraordinary measures were needed.

The epidemic began in Guinea in February and has since spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

So far, 1,069 people have died.

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