International concerns about the spread of the Ebola epidemic have heightened, with up to $260 million pledged by international funds to help countries struck by the disease.
The World Bank has promised up to $200 million in emergency loans to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the countries worst hit by the outbreak of the deadly virus so far. The current outbreak, which began in February, has claimed 887 lives so far.
The African Development Bank has pledged a further $60 million to help those damaged by the spread of the virus. And small teams from the U.S. military have been sent to both Sierra Leone and Liberia to set up laboratories to help test for the infection.