A World Health Organization (WHO) health worker gives a demonstration on how to put on a protective suit to health worker trainees in Freetown, Sierra Leone, September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Umaru Fofana
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Britain made a plea for international help to deal with the world's worst Ebola outbreak at the start of a conference in on Thursday, with one charity warning that five people are being infected with the virus every hour in Sierra Leone.Ebola has killed at least 3,338 in West Africa -- mainly in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia -- out of 7,178 cases as of Sept. 28, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says, and cases have been recorded elsewhere, including in the United States.Although the charity praised UK efforts, a British parliamentary committee said on Thursday that cuts in aid from Britain to Libera and Sierra Leone had compromised the fight against the disease.DFID said it had promised 120 million pounds ($200 million) towards helping health services in Sierra Leone.
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