A health worker offers water to a woman with Ebola, at a treatment center for infected persons, as a young boy stands nearby in Kenema Government Hospital, Sierra Leone July 2014. (REUTERS/Jo Dunlop/UNICEF/Handout)
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The U.N.'s new point man on Ebola was due to arrive in West Africa Thursday for a visit aimed at shoring up health services in the region where at least 1,350 lives have been lost to the virus.Guinea, where the outbreak first appeared earlier this year, sent more than 100 doctors and volunteers to its borders with Sierra Leone and Liberia Thursday to monitor people entering the country for signs of Ebola.Liberia, with 576 deaths from 972 diagnosed cases, has seen the biggest toll among the four West African countries hit by Ebola.From its initial outbreak in Guinea, the virus spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, overwhelming inadequate public health services already battling common deadly diseases such as malaria.In Sierra Leone, where 374 people have died, the outbreak has also been traced back to one person: a herbalist in the remote eastern border village of Sokoma.
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