Ebola Death Toll Rises To 337 In West Africa, WHO Reports

News outlets report on the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Agence France-Presse: West Africa Ebola death toll hits 337: WHO
“The death toll in west Africa’s three-nation Ebola outbreak has risen to 337, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, making it the deadliest ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever…” (6/18).

NPR: As Death Count Rises, Health Officials Work To Stem Ebola’s Spread
“…There have been more than 500 cases of the hemorrhagic fever reported in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. At least 330 people have died. Disease experts say this is turning into one of the longest, deadliest and most widely dispersed Ebola outbreaks ever recorded…” (Beaubien, 6/18).

Reuters: Death toll from West Africa Ebola hits 337: WHO update
“…WHO said 47 new cases and 14 deaths had been reported in the region in the last week alone, despite the dispatch of international experts to help out. Guinea remains worst affected, with 264 Ebola-related deaths, the WHO data showed, but the toll in Sierra Leone and Liberia has recently spiked, hitting 49 and 24 respectively…” (Lewis/Felix, 6/18).

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