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Ebola death toll rises to 729, with 57 deaths in 4 days last week: WHO

Published on Jul 31, 2014 9:01 PM
 
Samaritan's Purse medical personnel spray disinfectant on a person who died from the Ebola virus in the Case Management Center in Foya, Liberia in this undated handout photo courtesy of Samaritan's Purse. Fifty-seven more deaths from the Ebola epidemic spreading alarm in west Africa have pushed the overall fatality toll from the outbreak to 729, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, July 31, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

GENEVA (AFP) - Fifty-seven more deaths from the Ebola epidemic spreading alarm in west Africa have pushed the overall fatality toll from the outbreak to 729, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

The 57 deaths were recorded between Thursday and Sunday last week in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, the United Nations health agency said in a statement.

It added that 122 new cases were detected over the four days, taking the total number of confirmed and likely infected cases to 1,323.

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