Ebola toll tops 1,550, continues to accelerate - WHO - CNBC Africa

Ebola toll tops 1,550, continues to accelerate - WHO

Western Africa

by Reuters 0

Ebola toll tops 1,550 and continues to accelerate.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday.

"More than 40 per cent of the total number of cases have occurred within the past 21 days. However, most cases are concentrated in only a few localities," the United Nations health agency said in a statement ahead of launching its new strategic plan for tackling the world's worst Ebola outbreak.

(READ MORE: WHO warns of "shadow zones" and unreported Ebola cases)

A separate Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, identified as a different strain of the virus, is not included in the latest figures which cover Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, it said.

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