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 The U.N.'s Ebola chief says the fight to contain Ebola is not even a quarter done, but the extraordinary global response in the last four weeks has made him hopeful the outbreak could end in 2015.

   But Dr. David Nabarro said in an interview Thursday with The Associated Press that it's too early to say that "we're over the worst" and that the job is even a quarter done. Ebola has killed nearly 5,000 in West Africa.

   "Until the last case of Ebola is under treatment, we have to stay on full alert," he said. "It's still bad."

   Nabarro, the U.N. Ebola special envoy, said there are five times the number of beds for treatment of Ebola in hardest-hit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea than there were two months ago.

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