Peace Corps, other agencies move west Africa volunteers due to Ebola

July 30, 2014 8:38 PM

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Peace Corps, other agencies move west Africa volunteers due to Ebola

(CNN) -- As government officials took fresh measures Wednesday to contain the spiraling Ebola outbreak, humanitarian agencies working in west Africa stepped up their efforts to protect their own people and sounded the alarm about the severity of the crisis.

As of July 23, the World Health Organization had confirmed more than 800 Ebola cases, but suspects there have been many as 1,200 cases. WHO has confirmed 456 deaths, and suspects there have been at least 216 more, tied to the virus.

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