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Ebola toll crosses 2,400: WHO

Geneva: The death toll in the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has exceeded 2,400 among 4,784 reported cases, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan said Friday.

Most victims died in worst-hit Liberia and in Guinea and Sierra Leone.

WHO officials expect several thousand more cases in Liberia over the next three weeks.

The outbreak began in December 2013 in Guinea. Cases have also been reported in Nigeria where eight people died and in Senegal where one patient is being treated in hospital.

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