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Ebola toll passes 5,000 and Sierra Leone cases increasing

17 Nov

Africa - News and Analysis

Reuters

Ebola death toll tops 5,000; steep rise in Sierra Leone cases – WHO

GENEVA

A health worker checks the temperature of a woman entering Mali from Guinea at the border in Kouremale October 2, 2014. REUTERS-Joe Penney
A man shows a picture chart regarding the Ebola virus to students during a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Ebola awareness drive in Toulepleu, at the border of Liberia, western Ivory Coast November 4, 2014. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

A health worker checks the temperature of a woman entering Mali from Guinea at the border in Kouremale October 2, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Joe Penney

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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