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Death toll from West Africa's Ebola outbreak passes 10,000: WHO
March 12, 2015 / 6:37 PM / 3 years ago

Death toll from West Africa's Ebola outbreak passes 10,000: WHO

DAKAR (Reuters) - The death toll from West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has passed 10,000, according to the latest tally released by the World Health Organization on Thursday.

A man pushes a wheelbarrow past the entrance to Hastings Ebola treatment centre in a neighbourhood in Freetown December 21, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Liberia has recorded the most deaths with 4,162. Sierra Leone is the second worst-hit nation with 3,655, and Guinea has recorded 2,187 dead, according to the data.

The deadly hemorrhagic fever reached Senegal, Nigeria and Mali but was contained there. A handful of cases have also been recorded in the United States, Spain and Britain.

Writing by David Lewis; Editing by Daniel Flynn

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