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Reports trace the evolution of the epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, painting a mostly bleak picture but with glimmers of hope.
As Cuba offers 165 health workers, cases continued unchecked, notably in Monrovia, Liberia.
Blood products may offer early help, while vaccines may be ready in November.
The latest WHO update shows a 20% increase in cases as the organization convenes a meeting of experts to discuss experimental drugs and vaccines.
The WHO has heightened concerns about the impact the outbreak is having on frontline workers and the prospects of overseas help.
Ebola has struck the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, but authorities say it is not the same strain as in West Africa.
As West Africa's Ebola toll climbed by 142 cases and 77 deaths, the WHO conceded that the size of the epidemic has been underestimated.
The WHO said service suspensions by shippers are starting to squeeze food and fuel supplies in Ebola-affected countries.
The WHO said it saw some signs of improving control efforts and public awareness in Nigeria and Guinea.
The Ebola total in West Africa's outbreak has pushed past 2,000, as the WHO tempered expectations and addressed food supply issues.
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