Gist: EBOLA: Over 7.000 deaths in West Africa - Liberia & S.Leone records high victims  (Read 2567 times)

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Nearly 7,000 people have died from Ebola in west Africa, the World Health Organization said late Friday, adding some 1,200 more deaths to a toll from two days earlier.

A total of 16,169 people were infected with Ebola of whom 6,928 died in the three countries at the centre of the outbreak -- Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia -- the WHO said.

On Wednesday,the WHO had put the Ebola death toll in the three countries at 5,674, with 15 additional deaths in other countries.

WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic attributed the steep hike in fatalities, mainly in Liberia, principally to "a reconciliation of historical numbers" and not to new deaths in recent days.

http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/662363-ebola-death-toll-nears-7-000-says-who.html


 

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