U.N. chief, visiting Ebola countries, urges respect for health rules

December 19, 2014 11:18 AM

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U.N. chief, visiting Ebola countries, urges respect for health rules

MONROVIA (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, starting a visit to Ebola-hit countries in West Africa, urged local communities to strictly follow health regulations in the face of signs that traditional funerals are still spreading the disease.

Ban arrived in Liberia on Friday at the start of a two-day tour of four nations struck by the worst ever outbreak of the deadly hemorrhagic fever, including Sierra Leone, Guinea and Mali.

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