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Ebola threatening national existence, says Liberia's defence minister

Published:Wednesday | September 10, 2014 | 12:27 PM

Liberia’s defence minister says the country is facing a serious threat to its national existence as the deadly Ebola virus spreads like wildfire.



Brownie Samukai has told the UN Security Council that the international response to the crisis was less than robust.



The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that thousands more cases could occur in Liberia, which has been worst hit by the West Africa outbreak.



Some 2,288 people have died from Ebola in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.



The WHO says half of these deaths occurred in the three weeks running up to September 6.



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