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Last week Mali became the sixth West African country to report a case of Ebola. Photograph: Daniel Irungu/EPA

Liberia, the country worst hit by the Ebola epidemic, may be seeing a decline in the spread of the virus, although the battle to contain the outbreak (...)

A Sudanese United Nations medical official who caught Ebola while working in Liberia has died in a hospital in Leipzig. Photograph:  Jan Woitas/EPA

The Ebola epidemic is still spreading in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia and the number of cases in west Africa will exceed 9,000 this week, the W(...)

A doctor outside the JFK Ebola treatment center speaks to journalists in Monrovia, Liberia. The UN health agency is still focused on trying to isolate sick people and provide treatment as early as possible. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images
Ebola mortality rate jumps to 70%
  • Africa
  • October 14, 2014, 15:11

The death rate in the current Ebola outbreak has increased to 70 per cent, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official has said.WHO assistant director-(...)

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