WHO calls for 'drastic action' on deadly Ebola outbreak

World body convenes 11-nation meeting

GENEVA – The World Health Organization warned Thursday that dramatic steps were needed to fight a deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa, calling a meeting of health ministers from 11 countries to address the crisis. 

"As the number of deaths and cases of Ebola virus continues to rise in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization is warning that drastic action is needed," the UN agency said in a statement.

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