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The WHO said that the Ebola outbreak appears to be vastly underestimated as the death toll reaches 1,069. It said that its staff had seen evidence that suggests that the number of reported cases and deaths don't reflect the true gravity of the situation. It added that extraordinary measures were needed. The outbreak in Guinea has since spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.
What is ebola virus?
The Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a severe condition caused by a virus from the Filoviridae family. Known to be a condition that is transmitted from animals to humans, this virus spreads through direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person or animal.
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