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Ebola outbreak kills more than 2,400 in West Africa

September 12, 2014, 15:21 UTC+3 GENEVA
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GENEVA, September 12. /ITAR-TASS/. Deaths from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa have exceeded 2,400 among 4,784 reported cases, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan said on Friday.

Most victims died in Liberia, and in Guinea and Sierra Leone. WHO officials expect several thousand more cases in Liberia over the next three weeks.

The outbreak began in December 2013 in Guinea. Cases have also been reported in Nigeria, where eight people died, and in Senegal, where one patient is being treated in hospital.

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