Ebola death toll worldwide exceeds 10,000 — WHO

April 1, 2015 5:51 am 

MOSCOW, March 31 — The total number of people killed worldwide by the Ebola virus has reached 10,365, according to the latest statistical report published by the World Health Organization on Monday.

The current Ebola endemic began in southern Guinea and later spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal and has infected a total of 24,992 people since the outbreak started in 2014, according to the WHO report.

Some 4,000 deaths from the disease have been registered in Liberia, with the largest number of lethal cases being accounted for Sierra Leone, as Ebola virus killed 11,889 people there, the report said.

Although there is no officially approved medication for the disease, several countries, including Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Japan are currently working on developing the vaccine.

In January, Russia's Health Ministry said that a Russian-made vaccine may become available for mass use in early 2016. (PNA/Sputnik)

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