Ebola Crisis Prompts WHO, U.S. To Ramp Up Efforts

August 6, 2014 7:46 PM

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WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Wednesday authorized the use of an Ebola diagnostic test developed by the Pentagon to help contain the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus.

The move was one of a number of steps taken by the U.S. government this week to address the highly contagious disease that has killed more than 930 people in Africa and sickened hundreds more, including two Americans being treated in Atlanta.

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