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'Ebola crisis to last at least six months'

Posted on Aug 16 2014 | IANS

Geneva, Aug 15 : The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa will take at least six months to bring it under control, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).

The situation was "deteriorating faster, and moving faster, than we can respond to", BBC quoted MSF President Joanne Liu as speaking in Geneva.

Earlier, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said the scale of the outbreak appeared to be "vastly underestimated". It said that "extraordinary measures" were needed.

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

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