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Ebola Death Toll in W. Africa Passes 3,000

Ebola Death Toll in W. Africa Passes 3,000Ebola Death Toll in W. Africa Passes 3,000

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 3,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

The latest figures indicate that more than 6,500 people are believed to have been infected in the region, the BBC reported.

Liberia is the worst affected country, having recorded around 1,830 deaths linked to the latest outbreak.

Some studies have warned that the numbers of infected could rise to more than 20,000 by early November.

It also highlights the risk of infection for health workers trying to stem the outbreak.

It says 375 workers are known to have been infected, and that 211 have so far died from the virus.

 

Financialtribune.com