Ebola death toll passes 2,400

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The death toll from west Africa’s Ebola outbreak has risen to more than 2,400 from at least 4,784 cases.

“However, the World Health Organizations director general Margaret Chan said that is highly likely to be an underestimate.

Ms Chan said the number of cases of the deadly viral disease is rising faster than authorities’ ability to manage them.

She called for international support in sending healthcare workers, medical supplies and aid to the worst-affected countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Cuba is sending 165 doctors and nurses to Sierra Leone to help fight the outbreak, Cuba’s health minister and the WHO announced this morning.

Ms Chan hailed Cuba’s commitment to send the health professionals to the hard-hit west African country for six months.

She told reporters it was “the largest” made so far in the global fight to stop the deadly outbreak.”

 

http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0912/643204-ebola/