$430 million needed to contain Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organization says it needs more than $430 million to bring the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa under control.

The price tag is included in a draft document prepared by the WHO that lays out their plans for stopping the outbreak within six to nine months.

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The document, obtained by Bloomberg News, requires investment from governments, development banks and private donations. Half of the $430 million would be used to create patient referral centers, and to treat and isolate patients with Ebola.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,400 people in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria.

On Sunday, the Congo became the latest country to declare an outbreak of the disease. Its government has confirmed at least 13 people have died from hemorrhagic fever and at least two of those are known to be due to Ebola.

However, the Ebola strain found in the Congo seems to be different from that afflicting West Africa.

Governments around the world are already scrambling to develop treatments for the disease, which has no known cure or vaccine.

While the National Institutes of Health has been ramping up efforts to develop treatments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has sent dozens of specialists to the region to help local health officials bring the outbreak under control.