Medecins Sans Frontieres medical staff wearing protective clothing treat the body of an Ebola victim at their facility in Kailahun August 14, 2014. (AFP Photo/Carl de Souza)
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The Ebola outbreak that has already claimed more than 1,000 lives in West Africa is moving faster than aid organizations can handle, the medical charity MSF said Friday.The U.N. health agency said the death toll from the worst outbreak of the disease in four decades had now climbed to 1,069 in four afflicted countries.No cure or vaccine is currently available for Ebola, which the WHO has declared a global public health emergency and subsequently authorized the use of largely untested treatments in efforts to combat the disease.Sierra Leone's chief medical officer Brima Kargbo spoke of the difficulties health workers face in fighting the epidemic, with 32 nurses dying since May, along with an eminent doctor.In Liberia, which has recorded more than 300 deaths, work began on expanding its Ebola treatment center in Monrovia -- one of only two such clinics in the country of 4.2 million.Liberia has already spent $12 million tackling the outbreak between April and June alone.
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