Ebola Death Toll Climbs to 1,069 in West Africa – WHO

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The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in the West Africa countries has reached 1,069, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Wednesday.

MOSCOW, August 13 (RIA Novosti) - The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in the West Africa countries has reached 1,069, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Wednesday.

A total of 1,975 cases have been reported, according to the WHO.

The worst Ebola outbreak in history started in February in Guinea and spread to Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone, all three of which have declared a state of emergency.

The West African outbreak of Ebola virus disease, which has no known cure, was declared an international public health emergency by the UN on Friday.

Ebola hemorrhagic fever has a fatality rate of nearly 90 percent. The Ebola virus is transmitted through direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of the infected. Symptoms of the disease include sudden onset of fever, weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash, kidney and liver problems, and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding.

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