WHO: A Lot Of New Ebola Cases Are Detected In West Africa

WHO: A Lot Of New Ebola Cases Are Detected In West Africa

The number of deaths cases of Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has risen to 5,147 out of 14,068 cases at the end of November, 9 the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

According to the WHO, 13 deaths and 30 cases have been also detected  in five other countries - Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Spain and the United States.

"There is some evidence that case incidence is no longer increasing nationally in Guinea and Liberia, but steep increases persist in Sierra Leone.Cases and deaths continue to be under-reported in this outbreak."

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421 new infected were estimated in Sierra Leone in the week to Nov. 9, especially in the west and north.

Besides, more than 90 people were quarantined across Mali.

In Liberia, which reported 97 new cases in the week to Nov. 8, the Montserrado district which includes the capital Monrovia accounted for nearly half, the WHO said. However, cases continue to decline in Lofa county.

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An estimated 370 trained teams are needed to conduct safe burials in the three countries with widespread and intense spread of Ebola, but only 140 teams are on the ground, it said.

Source: Legit

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