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Death toll in W. African Ebola outbreak rises to 467: WHO

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Published : 2014-07-02 20:43
Updated : 2014-07-02 20:43

GENEVA (AFP) ― The number of people believed to have died from Ebola in west Africa has risen sharply to 467, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Giving the latest update on the disease which has hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the WHO said there have now been 759 confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola in the region.

These figures represent a 38 percent spike in the number of deaths and a 27 percent rise in the number of overall cases since the WHO’s last update on June 24.

The data was issued on the eve of a meeting in Ghana by 11 west African health ministers trying to find a way to combat the deadliest outbreak of the virus in history.

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