Ebola death toll crosses 8,000 in West Africa

According to the World Health Organization, the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in three West African countries has risen to 8,153

According to the World Health Organization, the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in three West African countries has risen to 8,153

GENEVA - The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in three West African countries has risen to 8,153, while more than 20,000 cases have been reported there, the World Health Organization said in a statement Monday.  

The UN health agency said that at least 20,656 people were infected by the deadly virus in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

Sierra Leone had the highest number of cases of the three intense-transmission countries, with 9,772 patients reported to date.

Liberia's death toll of 3,471 was more than 2,915 recorded in Sierra Leone.

In Guinea, 1,767 deaths were reported out of 2,769 cases.

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