Latest report by the World Health Organization (WHO) says already 932 people have died as a result of Ebola virus outbreak.
It was made known during the ongoing emergency meeting aimed at discussing the ways of dealing with the disease epidemic ravaging Africa, Vanguard reports.
The participants of the closed-door session are to decide whether the outbreak can be characterized a "public health emergency of international concern". The final decision on the issue is expected not earlier than on Friday, August 8.
By the current moment the WHO has not issued either global travelling recommendations or trade restrictions in connection with the rapidly spreading disease, however the high level of concern is proved by the fact of meeting holding.
It would be recalled that the UN agency convened similar emergency meetings on polio (this year) and on the mysterious Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (last year).
Meanwhile, Nigeria has been hit by the second death caused by Ebola virus, which was informed today by the country's Health Minister, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu. The official also added that 5 more cases of infection with EVD have been registered, as at the time of filing this report.
The US specialists have reportedly developed an experimental serum called ZMapp which has probably saved lives of 2 American missionary workers operating in Liberia. The WHO is under pressure to allow experimental treatment without prior safety testing in extreme cases.