New figures: Over 8,000 Ebola deaths in West Africa

New figures: Over 8,000 Ebola deaths in West Africa

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Ebola epidemic in West Africa: more than 8000 dead already

The Ebola epidemic that has been raging in West Africa for more than a year has no end. Over 20,000 people have already been infected with the deadly virus. More than 8,000 people have died from it.

Over 8,000 dead, more than 20,000 infected According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of Ebola deaths in West Africa has risen to 8,153. The WHO announced on Monday that the largest increase in fatalities had been registered in Sierra Leone in the past few days. The organization has put the number of infected people in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea at over 20,600. The authorities had given the number of Ebola fatalities less than 8,000 three days ago. However, experts question the reliability of the official data. You suspect a high number of unreported cases.

Suspected Ebola case in Berlin According to a report by the dpa news agency, the South Korean patient, who has been on the special isolation ward at the Berlin Virchow Clinic since the weekend, remains unconfirmed. As a Charité spokeswoman said, the status is unchanged. The person, whose age and gender were not mentioned, was flown to Berlin on Saturday. An aid worker had treated highly infectious patients in Sierra Leone and injured himself with a needle. According to the information, the patient has had no Ebola symptoms since December 29. Experts expect an incubation period of up to three weeks for the infectious disease. (ad)

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