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Haliborange Ebola facts - World Health Organization October 29 update

Published:Friday | October 31, 2014 | 12:00 AM

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of October 29, globally, there were more than 13,703 cases of the Ebola virus and 4,922 deaths.

The worst affected areas are: the West African countries of Liberia (6,535 cases and 2,413 deaths), Sierra Leone (5,235 cases and 1,500 deaths) and Guinea (1,906 cases and 997 deaths).

Other countries that have reported Ebola cases are: Nigeria (20 cases and eight deaths), United States (four cases and one death), Mali (one case which resulted in death), Spain (one case), and Senegal (one case). Senegal and Nigeria have now been declared Ebola-free.

The WHO said the marked increase in the cumulative total number of cases compared with the situation report of October 22 results from a more comprehensive assessment of patient databases. The additional 3,792 cases occurred throughout the epidemic period, not only since October 22.

Thursday, October 30, marks 30 days since the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response plan was implemented.