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Ebola: timeline of a ruthless killer

Published on Aug 12, 2014 9:22 PM
 
Volunteers carry bodies in a centre run by Medecins Sans Frontieres for Ebola patients in Kailahun on Aug 2, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

GENEVA (AFP) - Following are the main developments since the worst-ever epidemic of the haemorrhagic fever Ebola emerged in west Africa earlier this year.

The global death toll for the virus on Tuesday reached 1,013 out of 1,848 confirmed, suspected or probable cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

- MARCH 2014 -

- 22: Guinea identifies the Ebola virus as the source of a highly contagious epidemic raging through its southern forests, as the death toll rises to 59.

 
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