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WHO reports 128 new Ebola cases, 56 deaths in West Africa

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Margaret Chan, president of the World Health Organization, arrives for a conference on the Ebola virus in Conakry August 1, 2014. REUTERS/Saliou Samb

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday reported 128 new Ebola cases and 56 deaths in West Africa in the two days to August 11, raising the death toll from the worst ever outbreak of the disease to 1,069.

Since the outbreak was identified in March, there have been a total of 1,975 confirmed, probable and suspected Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, the United Nations health agency said in a statement.

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