By Karen Dansby, Al Jazeera NewsThe Ebola outbreak has reached its peak, and the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are struggling to cope with the influx of the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
With the outbreak reaching an all-time high in Guinea, WHO said the country is now in a state of quarantine and there are no plans to allow more people into the country.
The virus is spreading rapidly and people are in a huge amount of fear, said the WHO spokesman in Geneva, Stephane Dujarric.
“The WHO and partners are working around the clock to contain the outbreak, and we have made tremendous progress, but there are still many people with the virus,” he told reporters.
The WHO said in its monthly report that Liberia had recorded the highest number of deaths from Ebola since the virus was first identified in 1976, and Sierra the lowest.
More than 2,000 people have died from the virus in Guinea since January, the WHO said.
More: WHO has said there were more than 500 cases of Ebola in Guinea in October alone.
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