Ebola death tops 1,550, with 3,062 cases: WHO

  • AFP, Geneva
  • Updated: Aug 28, 2014 15:23 IST

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak tearing through West Africa has passed the 1,500 mark while the number of cases has soared past 3,000, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

As of August 26, 1,552 people had died from the murderous epidemic that reared its head at the beginning of the year, while 3,062 had become infected, the UN's health body said.

On August 20, the toll stood at 1,427 deaths out of 2,600 cases.

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