Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Has Killed 337
Posted on June 18, 2014
The ebola outbreak in three West African countries continues and shows no signs of slowing down. A new update from the World Health Organization describes 47 new cases and 14 deaths in three countries, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, during the past week.Here is the breakdown by country:
- Guinea - 398 cases with 264 deaths
- Sierra Leone - 97 cases with 49 deaths
- Liberia - 33 cases and 24 deaths
Reuters reports that the first cases were recently reported in Liberia's capital Monrovia, which has a population of over 400,000. Reuters also says that many of the people in the northern part of the town are poor and share "rudimentary toilet facilities." There is concern there may already be more victims in the city's northern suburbs.