Current Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Has Claimed Over 1,550 Lives



According to the World Health Organization on Thursday, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has taken 1,552 lives out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and “continues to accelerate.

“More than 40 percent of the total number of cases had occurred within the past 21 days. However, most cases are concentrated in only a few localities,” Reuters quoted WHO as saying in a statement ahead of launching its new strategic plan for tackling the world’s worst Ebola outbreak.

A separate #Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, identified as a different strain of the virus, is not included in the latest figures which cover #Guinea, #Liberia, Sierra Leone and #Nigeria, it said.