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WHO says Ebola targets in West Africa largely met

Published:Monday | December 1, 2014 | 12:20 PM

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the 60-day goals it set itself for tackling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa have largely been met.

The WHO set a target of isolating and treating 70 per cent of patients and of safely burying 70 per cent of victims in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea by December 1.

The WHO's Dr Bruce Aylward says only the treatment figure in Sierra Leone had fallen below the mark.

However, he warns much work was still needed to get to zero cases.

The WHO's latest report put the death toll from the Ebola outbreak at 6,928 in the three hardest-hit West African countries.


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