Three most affected countries still reporting Ebola cases

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The United States is one of eight countries that have reported positive tests for the Ebola virus.

A total of 15,145 cases of the virus has been reported in the world, and about 5,420 deaths. The virus is still prevalent in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

Of the total positive cases in the world those three countries have reported 15,113 of them, while the other 32 cases have come from the United States, Mali, Spain, Nigeria and Senegal, WHO said. Those three countries have also reported 5,406 of the 5,420 deaths in the world.

WHO reported over 1,000 operational beds in 18 Ebola Treatment Centers are now open in the three most affected countries.

In the past 21 days Sierra Leone has confirmed 1,389 cases of Ebola and five probable cases, while Liberia has confirmed 340 cases with 192 probable cases, and Guinea has confirmed 308 cases with seven probable, according to WHO.

A comprehensive 90-day plan as been implemented in West Africa in order to help control and reverse the Ebola outbreak. The plan calls for isolation of at least 70 percent of those patients with confirmed tests, and at least 70 percent of patients who die from the virus being buried in a “safe and dignified manner” by Dec. 1, according to WHO.

Ultimately, WHO said the plan is to have 100 percent isolation and burial by Jan. 1.

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