729 People Have Died Of Ebola Virus – WHO

729 People Have Died Of Ebola Virus – WHO

By Ekemini Ekwere | News Reporter on July 31, 2014
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Fifty-seven more deaths from the Ebola epidemic spreading alarm in west Africa have pushed the overall fatality toll from the outbreak to 729, the World Health Organization said Thursday, July 31, 2014.

The 57 deaths were recorded between Thursday and Sunday last week in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, the UN health agency said in a statement.

The case in Nigeria was recorded on Friday, July 25, 2014 when Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian died in Lagos after arriving Lagos for a conference infected with the virus.

Doctors fear Ebola victim Sawyer may have sparked a worldwide spread of the killer disease after being allowed on two flights while infected.

It added that 122 new cases were detected over the four days, taking the total number of confirmed and likely infected cases to 1,323, AFP reported.


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