Ebola death toll tops 5,000; steep rise in Sierra Leone cases – WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) – The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa’s three hardest-hit countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, has risen to 5,147 out of 14,068 cases at the end of Nov. 9, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.
A further 13 deaths and 30 cases have been recorded in five other countries – Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Spain and the United States, the U.N. agency said.
“There is some evidence that case incidence is no longer increasing nationally in Guinea and Liberia, but steep increases persist in Sierra Leone,” the WHO said in a statement. “Cases and deaths continue to be under-reported in this…
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