WHO releases updated statistics on Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday released updated statistics on the Ebola outbreak occurring in West Africa, including data on cumulative case counts and the number of fatalities in the three most heavily impacted countries — Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone — and on cases outside of those countries.

In Liberia, six cases were confirmed as of Sept. 17 following a resurgence of the virus after the country was declared free of the virus on May 9. Of those six, two are reported as deceased. Prior to being declared free of the virus, WHO reports that Liberia had 5,636 confirmed, probable and suspected cases with 4,806 fatalities.

Guinea is reported to have a cumulative case count of 3,801 with 2,533 fatalities as of Sept. 22. Sierra Leone reports the highest cumulative count of cases at 13,846 and 3,955 fatalities.

WHO reports that global case counts for all affected countries amounts to 28,319 confirmed, probable and suspected cases.

The situation report released by WHO also indicates that three cases of the Ebola virus were reported in Guinea within the past 21 days. No additional cases have been reported in Liberia or Sierra Leone as of Sept. 22

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