Geneva : The worst-ever outbreak of Ebola fever has now killed more than 2,400 people, the UN said, as Cuba pledged the largest foreign medical team deployed so far in the west African health crisis. The head of the World Health Organisation, Margaret Chan, warned the spiralling tropical epidemic demanded a stronger, faster response from the international community. Cuba pledged to send 165 doctors and nurses to Sierra Leone, where more than 500 people have so far died — a commitment Chan hailed as the “largest” so far.

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