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Ebola virus death toll exceeds 8,100: WHO

8,153 people lost their lives to Ebola virus while a total of 20,656 cases of EVD have been reported.

Zee Media Bureau

Geneva: World Health Organization has released a statement providing the number of people killed by the Ebola virus disease (EVD). 8,153 people lost their lives to Ebola virus while a total of 20,656 cases of EVD have been reported. The data refer to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

According to the statistics, the maximum number of Ebola-related deaths and cases has been registered in Liberia - 3,471 cumulative deaths and 8,018 cumulative cases. Liberia is followed by Sierra Leone (2,915 deaths and 9,772 cases) and Guinea (1,767 and 2,769) respectively.

Separate cases have also been registered in Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Spain, Britain and the US.

No licensed treatment has yet been proven to be able to neutralize the virus but a number of blood, immunological and drug medications are under development. There are no licensed Ebola vaccines yet but two candidates are being evaluated.

 

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