• Спецпроекты
  • Weather forecast
    • Exchange Rates
    • 424.4
    • 504.6
    • 5.92
  • SEND YOUR NEWS TO US WhatsApp +7 (777) 001 44 99
  1. Main
  2. Learn
  3. Life
  4. Health

Ebola death toll rises to 5,177: WHO 15 ноября 2014, 15:39

The World Health Organization said Friday that 5,177 people had so far died of Ebola across eight countries, out of a total 14,413 cases of infection.
  • ПОДЕЛИТЬСЯ
  • Vkontakte
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Одноклассники
  • Telegram
Новостью поделились: человек

Ebola death toll rises to 5,177: WHO Ebola death toll rises to 5,177: WHO

 The World Health Organization said Friday that 5,177 people had so far died of Ebola across eight countries, out of a total 14,413 cases of infection, since late December 2013, AFP reports.

On Wednesday, the UN health agency had reported 5,160 deaths and 14,098 cases.

WHO has acknowledged though that the number of deaths is likely far higher, given that the fatality rate in the current outbreak is known to be around 70 percent.

The deadliest Ebola outbreak ever continues to affect Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone the most.

But the fresh toll came as the spread appeared to be slowing in the capital of Liberia, allowing the hardest-hit country to lift its state of emergency.

In its latest toll, WHO said that through November 10, 2,812 people had died in Liberia, out of 6,878 cases.

That marked fewer than the 2,836 deaths reported through November 9, and WHO explained that the discrepancy was due to a "reclassification" of some deaths, which turned out not to be due to Ebola.

In Sierra Leone, 1,187 people had died as of November 11 out of 5,586 cases, WHO said.

Guinea, where the outbreak began late last year, counted 1,166 deaths and 1,919 cases, also as of November 11.

Data from Mali, the latest country to be hit by Ebola, showed four cases of the deadly virus and three deaths, as of November 13. WHO had put the death toll at four on Wednesday, but the agency said one of the deaths had been reclassified.

Data from Nigeria and Senegal remained unchanged, and both countries have been declared Ebola free.

Nigeria had eight deaths and 20 cases, while Senegal had one case and no deaths.

There has been one case of infection in Spain, where an infected nurse has recovered.

In the United States, four Ebola cases have been recorded and one person -- a Liberian -- had died from the virus.

Ebola, one of the deadliest viruses known to man, is spread only through direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person showing symptoms such as fever or vomiting.

People caring for the sick or handling the bodies of people infected Ebola are therefore especially exposed.

WHO said Wednesday that a total of 570 healthcare workers were known to have contracted the virus, and 324 of them had died.



Nobel prizewinner proposes a new city in KZ
New abnormal snowfalls expected in Kazakhstan
Huge glacier retreat triggered in 1940s
Hyperloop construction begins in Las Vegas
"Moonlight" to top Spirit Awards nominations
Oil prices fall due to investors uncertainty
New dwarf galaxy discovered around Milky Way
Kanat Islam becomes a top ten WBO boxer
World oil prices continue to rise
Kazakhstan expects warming - Kazhydromet
Merkel to seek fourth term as chancellor
Sale of Tintin drawings set to break records
US, EU stocks fall as markets focus on dollar
Pacific leaders urged to defend free trade
EU warns eight nations on budget deficit
Universiade-2017: Athletic Village is ready
Bob Dylan can't make Nobel ceremony
Messi will never leave Barca - club president
Google, Facebook take aim at 'fake' news
Aerosmith announces Europe 'farewell' tour
Putin, Trump to normalise US-Russia ties
At least 10 hurt in southern Turkey blast
6.2 quake hits western Japan