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The Associated Press reported that according to the World Health Organization (WHO), at this point health officials are working on ending the Ebola outbreak instead of just trying to slow its spread.

The Associated Press reported that according to the World Health Organization (WHO), at this point health officials are working on ending the Ebola outbreak instead of just trying to slow its spread.

As quoted in the market news:

The U.N. health agency said the three most affected countries — Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia — have reported fewer than 100 cases in the past week, for the first time since June.

Still, WHO also reported that only 30 per cent of new cases in Guinea are known contacts of Ebola patients, meaning officials have no idea how most patients are getting infected. In Liberia, that figure is 50 per cent, while no data are available for Sierra Leone. The death rate for hospitalized patients is about 60 per cent.

The outbreak is believed to have killed more than 8,000 people since it started in March.

Click here to read the full Associated Press report.

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