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West Africa Ebola outbreak total tops 1,000 - News in Sierra Leone
West Africa Ebola outbreak total tops 1,000
Published On : 2014-07-22 04:25:27
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As 67 new Ebola virus disease (EVD) illnesses in Sierra Leone and Liberia pushed the outbreak total to 1,048 cases, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned about the risk of virus transmission from wildlife, especially fruit bats.


Along with new infections, 19 more deaths were reported in Sierra Leone and Liberia, raising the fatality count to 632, according to a Jul 19 update from the World Health Organization (WHO) that covers new cases reported from Jul 15 to Jul 17.



The WHO said the outbreak shows a decline in Guinea, which was the first country hit by the outbreak, the biggest and deadliest one of its kind so far. The country reported no new cases or deaths during the reporting period.



However the country's neighbors Sierra Leone and Liberia reported a steady rise in cases at a level that the WHO said was serious.


Sierra Leone situation



Sierra Leone reported 45 new illnesses and 9 deaths, lifting the country's total so far to 442 cases, 206 of them fatal. The country has for the first time more cases than Guinea, which has logged 410.



Gambia has sent a team of 11 healthcare workers to help Sierra Leone with its outbreak response, based on a call for regional collaboration made at an early July health minister's meeting in Accra, Ghana. The WHO added that the team will help with critical human resource needs, but the mission will also help boost preparedness in Gambia.


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