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WHO: Ebola countries cannot manage outbreak on own

8 August 2014 Last updated at 09:57 BST

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the spread of Ebola in West Africa an international health emergency.

At a news conference in Geneva, the WHO's Director General, Margaret Chan, said a coordinated international effort was needed to avoid a global crisis.

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