Ebola death toll in three African countries hits 7,373: WHO

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 20, 2014 8:22 AM

GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to 7,373 among 19,031 cases known to date there, the World Health Organization said on Saturday.

The latest data, posted overnight on the WHO website, reflected nearly 500 new deaths from the worst ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since previous WHO figures were issued on Dec. 17.

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(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Mark Heinrich)