Response to Ebola at the top of the General Assembly's agenda

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A sign outside the Monrovia City Corporation in Liberia aims at preventing the spread of Ebola. Photo: UNMIL

World leaders are due to meet at the United Nations on Thursday to discuss how best to tackle the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.

It's six months since the first case of the disease was reported from Guinea.

Since then 3,000 people have died in Guinea as well as Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has convened the meeting to mobilize what's been called "an exceptional response" to contain and stop the spread of the virus.

Patrick Maigua reports from Geneva where the World Health Organization or WHO has been providing updates about the outbreak.

Duration: 3'07"

 

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