facebook
twitter
search
search

WHO: Ebola death toll reaches 887 in West Africa

The World Health Organization has recorded 1,603 cases of the Ebola virus in West Africa.
By JC Finley Follow @JC_Finley Contact the Author   |   Aug. 4, 2014 at 1:54 PM
| License Photo

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The World Health Organization issued an update regarding the deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.

A total of 1,603 people have been infected in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone as of August 1. WHO noted that 887 of those infected people have died.

"The distribution and classification of the cases are as follows: Guinea, 485 cases (340 confirmed, 133 probable, and 12 suspected) including 358 deaths; Liberia, 468 cases (129 confirmed, 234 probable, and 105 suspected) including 255 deaths; Nigeria, 4 cases (0 confirmed, 3 probable, 1 suspected) including 1 death; and Sierra Leone, 646 cases (540 confirmed, 46 probable, and 60 suspected) including 273 deaths."

The Ebola virus is spread by close contact and typically kills up to 90 percent of its victims. There is no known cure or antivirus.

Related UPI Stories
Topics: Ebola Virus
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Chelsea Clinton accidentally calls Bernie 'President Sanders'
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Susan Sarandon responds to Piers Morgan criticizing cleavage
Two Virginia Tech students plotted 13-year-old's death, prosecutors said
Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice got classified email on private accounts