Vital supplies and resources to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in the three worst-hit West African countries, Ghana’s President John Mahama has said.

Ebola epidemic in West Africa is reported to have taken the lives of more than 4,000 of the 8,400 people infected with the disease.

Ebola epidemic in West Africa is reported to have taken the lives of more than 4,000 of the 8,400 people infected with the disease.

Mr Mahama, who heads the regional bloc Ecowas, also told reporters that treatment centres were being set up in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

But he called for proper co-ordination between agencies to avoid duplication.

The outbreak has killed more than 4,500 people, almost all of them in those three countries.

An estimated 70% of those infected have died.

Meanwhile, Nigeria was declared free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

Last week, Senegal was declared virus-free.

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