Ebola crisis: WHO upbeat on targets


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% of patients and of safely burying 70% of victims in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea by 1 December. The WHO's Dr Bruce Aylward said only the treatment figure in Sierra Leone had fallen below the mark. He warned 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. However, Dr Aylward said about 1,000 deaths reported at the weekend from Liberia were "actually…
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