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MENAFN - Arab News - 28/08/2014
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(MENAFN - Arab News) GENEVA: The death toll from the Ebola outbreak tearing through West Africa has passed the 1500 mark while the number of cases has soared past 3000 the World Health Organization said Thursday.

'The outbreak continues to accelerate' the UN health body said in its latest update on the killer virus.

As of August 26 a total of 1552 people had died in Guinea Liberia Sierra Leone and Nigeria from the epidemic that reared its head at the beginning of the year while 3062 had become infected.

On August 20 the toll stood at 1427 deaths out of 2600 cases.

A separate outbreak of Ebola one of the deadliest viruses knownto man in the Democratic Republic of Congo where 13 people have died was not included in Thursday's tally.


'More than 40 percent of the total number of cases have occurred within the past 21 days' WHO said adding that most cases were concentrated in just a few localities.

It said the overall fatality rate stood at 52 percent but varied from 66 percent in Guinea where the outbreak began to 42 percent in Sierra Leone.

To date Guinea has 648 cases including 430 deaths while Sierra Leon has seen 1026 cases and 422 deaths.

Liberia has so far counted 1378 cases and 694 deaths while Nigeria has seen 17 cases and six deaths WHO said.

 


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