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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.
The WHO voiced concern about Ebola-related bans on flights to outbreak countries and other African nations.
From travel-related measures to the offer of experimental vaccine, African and non-African nations take steps to control spread.
As deaths top 1,000, a panel says it's ethical to use unlicensed drugs, vaccines.
In recent days, Guinea closed its borders, and suspected cases in Canada and Saudi Arabia were ruled out.
Along with the agency's declaration came an emergency committee's list of steps to limit disease spread.
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