Ebola death toll in three African countries hits 7,373: WHO

A grave digger watches as health workers carry the body of an Ebola victim for burial at a cemetery in Freetown on Dec 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A grave digger watches as health workers carry the body of an Ebola victim for burial at a cemetery in Freetown on Dec 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

GENEVA (REUTERS) - The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to 7,373 among 19,031 cases known to date there, the World Health Organization said on Saturday.

The latest data, posted overnight on the WHO website, reflected nearly 500 new deaths from the worst ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since previous WHO figures were issued on Dec. 17.

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