Death toll from Ebola outbreak in West Africa hits 603 – WHO

by Farid Abbas

A report given today from the World Health Organisation says that the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has spiked to 603 since February, with at least 68 deaths reported in the last week alone. Read more about Death toll from Ebola outbreak in West Africa hits 603 – WHO

Sierra Leone confirms first Ebola outbreak

by Lola Adams

Reports from the World Health Organisation (WHO) say five people have died in Sierra Leone’s first confirmed outbreak of Ebola virus. This implies a new expansion of the disease which regional officials said had been brought under control. Prior to this outbreak, several suspected cases of Ebola were recorded in Sierra Leone earlier on in the West African outbreak, but they later tested negative for the disease. Read more about Sierra Leone confirms first Ebola outbreak