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UN: Flight bans hamper effort to stamp out Ebola

American Aid goods are loaded onto a truck after it arrived by airplane, to be used in the fight against the Ebola virus spreading in the city of Monrovia, Liberia August 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

FREETOWN: The U.N.'s new point man on Ebola said Monday that the fight against the epidemic was a "war" which hadn't been won and could take another six months.

"I hope it will be done in six months but we have to do it until it is completed," David Nabarro told a news conference in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

The British physician said airlines halting flights to and from the countries afflicted by the outbreak in West Africa were making the U.N.'s efforts "a whole lot harder."

 

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