Ebola deaths pass 11,000 mark: WHO

The number of deaths from the Ebola epidemic now exceeds 11,000, figures from the World Health Organization showed on Wednesday.

In the three countries worst affected—Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea—26,593 people were infected, and 11,005 had died, the WHO said.

The worst ever outbreak of Ebola began in southern Guinea in December 2013 before spreading to Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Liberia has recorded the most deaths with 4,716, while 3,903 have died in Sierra Leone and 2,386 have died in Guinea.

Although the number of cases has topped 11,000, the WHO is due to declare on May 9 that the epidemic is over in Liberia, unless there are any new cases in the country before then.

The number of new infections are also dwindling in Guinea and Sierra Leone. Only nine new cases were recorded in each country last week, the lowest figures for almost a year.


Explore further

Ebola death toll rises to 6,331 as S.Leone overtakes Liberia cases

© 2015 AFP

Citation: Ebola deaths pass 11,000 mark: WHO (2015, May 7) retrieved 18 June 2019 from https://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-05-ebola-deaths.html
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
12 shares

Feedback to editors

User comments

May 07, 2015
Metabolic Theory of Septic Shock
Please do a search for the above

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more