The additional financing will enable the three countries to deploy additional national and international health workers, scale up community-based care and community engagement for early detection of suspected Ebola cases, the World Bank in a statement on Tuesday.

A previous World Bank analysis showed that if Ebola continues to surge in these three countries and spreads to neighbouring countries, the two-year regional financial impact would reach USD 32.6 billion by the end of 2015.

According to the World Health Organization, as of November 14, 14,413 Ebola cases have been registered in eight countries since the outbreak, with 5,177 deaths.

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