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    Sri Lanka takes precautions against Ebola

    August 05, 2014

    Sri Lanka has established  special round the clock health units manned by a teams of doctors and health officials at the airports to prevent the Ebola virus entering the country.

    The death toll from the Ebola outbreak on Monday reached 887 after 61 more fatalities were recorded, according to the World Health Organization.

     

    The World Bank has said Monday that it would provide up to $200 million to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to help the west African nations contain the deadly outbreak.

     

    World Bank president Jim Yong Kim, himself an expert on infectious diseases, has said he has been monitoring the spread of the virus and was "deeply saddened" at how it was contributing to the breakdown of "already weak health systems in the three countries".

     

    The funding will help provide medical supplies, pay healthcare staff and take care of other priorities to contain the epidemic and try to prevent future outbreaks, the World Bank said.(KH)

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