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WHO Says Ebola Spread Exponential In Liberia

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the Ebola virus is spreading exponentially in Liberia, where many thousands of new cases are expected over the coming three weeks.

In a statement September 8, the WHO said that motorbike-taxis and regular taxis are "a hot source of potential virus transmission" in Liberia where conventional Ebola control interventions "are not having an adequate impact."

The United Nations agency said that aid partners need to scale-up current efforts against Ebola by three-to-four fold in Liberia and elsewhere in West Africa.

In Liberia it had killed 1,089 people among 1,871 cases, according to the WHO's update of last Septmeber 5.

Based on preorting by Reuters and BBC