Health workers in protective equipment near Rokupa Hospital, Freetown on 6 October 2014.
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Ebola death toll rises to 4,447, WHO estimates

The death toll from the Ebola virus outbreak has risen to 4,447, with most victims in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates.

There could be up to 10,000 new cases per week within two months if global efforts are not stepped up, WHO official Bruce Aylward warned.

But the rate of new cases of infection at some of the "epicentre" areas has slowed down, he added.

Smitha Mundasad reports.

  • 14 Oct 2014
  • From the section Africa
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