Ebola death toll surpasses 4,000
The death toll in West Africa's Ebola outbreak has now surpassed the 4,000 mark, according to the World Health organization.
In a report released Friday, the WHO confirmed the current death toll at 4,033 — all but nine of which were in the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The report broke down the death toll by country:
- Liberia: 2,316
- Sierra Leone: 930
- Guinea: 778
- Nigeria: 8
- United States: 1
In the seven countries that have a registered case of Ebola — Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal, Spain and the United States — a total of 8,399 confirmed and probable cases have been reported to date.
The WHO report can be read below: