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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - The UN's health agency said the scale of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been vastly underestimated and "extraordinary measures" were needed to contain the disease. 

Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) medical workers wearing protective clothing carry body bag of an Ebola victim at the MSF facility in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, on August 14, 2014

As the official toll climbed to 1,069, according to World Health Organisation, the United States ordered the evacuation of diplomats' families from Sierra Leone, one of the three countries at the epicentre of the outbreak along with Liberia and Guinea.

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