More fatalities in ongoing Ebola outbreak

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The deadly Ebola virus is becoming more of a threat as two Americans - a doctor and one healthcare worker - have been infected with the virus, which is said to be the largest outbreak in history.

This comes after a high-profile doctor treating Ebola patients died on Saturday.

Since March, there have been 1,201 cases of Ebola and 672 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

US health authorities have urged travelers to take extra precautions. They said that the deadly Ebola virus can spread like a forest fire.

Most of the exposures to Ebola in health care settings have been through needle sticks and exposure while disposing of the diarrhea, vomit and blood of sick people.

Source: Time, AFP