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Published On: Mon, Jun 23rd, 2014

Ebola deaths in West Africa now at 350

Just days after a senior official for Doctors Without Borders told news organizations that the West Africa Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak was “out of control”, the World Health Organization (WHO) released the updated numbers on the outbreak, which reveals the death toll has now reached 350 in the three affected countries.

Public domain image/Mondo Magic

Public domain image/Mondo Magic

With the addition of three new cases and deaths in Guinea, the cumulative number of cases and deaths reported from Guinea to 390 (258 confirmed, 88 probable, and 44 suspected) and 267 deaths. 

In Sierra Leone, a total of 39 new cases and 8 new deaths were reported from Kailahun (34 cases and 7 deaths), Kenema (4 new cases and 1 death) and Western (1 case and 0 death). This brings the cumulative number of cases and deaths reported from Sierra Leone to 136 (103 confirmed, 19 probable, and 14 suspected) and 58 deaths. 

The Sierra Leone situation may illustrate the statement by the MSF director of operations when he said, “The reality is clear that the epidemic is now in a second wave.”

Liberia reported a total of 7 new cases and 1 new death bringing the cumulative number of cases and deaths reported to 41 (24 confirmed, 9 probable, and 8 suspected) and 25 deaths. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page

 

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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