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File Photo:CARACAS, Jan. 27, 2008 (Xinhua) -- Leaders attending the sixth summit meeting of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) in Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 26, 2008
File Photo:CARACAS, Jan. 27, 2008 (Xinhua) -- Leaders attending the sixth summit meeting of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) in Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 26, 2008

HAVANA, Oct. 16 (Xinhua/Sun) -- Leaders from member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our Americas (ALBA) are set to meet Monday in Havana to discuss measures for preventing the Ebola epidemic from spreading, local media reported Thursday.

Heads of states and governments, high-level representatives of the member countries and international organizations will attend the Extraordinary ALBA Summit, where they are expected to "coordinate regional cooperation" to help prevent the Ebola disease from spreading to the Latin American and the Caribbean region, Cuba's state daily Granma reported.

Founded in 2004, ALBA gathers Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Ecuador and Bolivia.

As of Wednesday, nearly 9,000 Ebola cases have been registered in West Africa, causing 4,484 deaths, according to WHO statistics.


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