Kenya : UN aims to stop Ebola spread in six to nine months

September 6, 2014 7:25 AM

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The United Nations plans to set up an Ebola crisis centre to coordinate the response to the deadly virus and to strive to halt its spread in West African countries in six to nine months, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Friday.

Ban called on the international community to provide $600 million needed for supplies in West Africa, where more than 3,500 confirmed or probable cases of the haemorrhagic fever have been reported and more than 1,900 people have died since March.

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