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Ebola Deaths Surge In Africa: WHO Calls Urgent Meeting

The deadly Ebola virus is surging in West Africa, with 759 cases and 467 deaths, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, making it by far the biggest outbreak yet. The virus is spreading across the borders of three countries — Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia — and much more effort is needed to fight it, WHO said. The international health agency is hosting an urgent meeting on the virus starting Wednesday in Accra, Ghana to include top health officials from 11 African countries as well as Ebola survivors, representatives of airlines and mining companies, and groups providing money, equipment and other help. Ivory Coast, Mali and Guinea Bissau have already been cautioned to be ready for spread.

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- Maggie Fox