Health Advances And Setbacks In 2014

December 24, 2014 10:44 AM

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The worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus since its discovery nearly four decades ago dominated headlines worldwide in 2014. More than 17,000 cases in eight countries have been reported so far this year, resulting in more than 6,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Three countries in West Africa have borne the brunt of the disease -- Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone -- accounting for all but 34 cases and 15 deaths through November 30, according to the latest WHO data.

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