Ebola death toll rises to 6,388

Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 6,388 out of 17,942 cases in West Africa.

Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 6,388 out of 17,942 cases in West Africa.

GENEVA- The death toll of the Ebola outbreak has increased to 6,388 out of 17,942 cases in the three affected West African countries, according to the World Health Organization's latest update. 

Sierra Leone reported 397 new confirmed cases, and it now has the highest number of cases of the three intense-transmission countries, with 7,897 cases reported to date, the UN health agency said.

Case incidence is slightly increasing in Guinea and decreasing in Liberia, and may be increasing or stable in Sierra Leone, according to the agency. 

So far, 3,177 people have been killed in Liberia out of 7,719 reported cases, followed by Sierra Leone with 1,768 deaths and Guinea with 1,428 deaths.

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