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(MENAFN - Arab News) NEVA:The death toll in West Africa's Ebola outbreak has risen to 660 with the number of cases surpassing 1000 the World Health Organization said Friday.WHO spokesman Paul Garwood said that the extent of what is the deadliest outbreak of Ebola on record was still emerging.'This is a trend an overall picture. It's hard to get an exact picture on the scale of the situation at the moment" he told reporters.The UN health agency said 28 news deaths were recorded between July 18 and July 20. Thirteen were in Sierra Leone 11 in Liberia and four in Guinea which had previously borne the brunt.Forty-five new cases were recorded over the same period in West Africa's first-ever Ebola outbreak.That lifted the total number of laboratory-confirmed probable or suspected cases of Ebola in the region to 1093.Although Guinea recorded the lowest number of new cases five it is still has the highest death toll.In total Guinea has seen 314 fatalities and 415 cases and since the outbreak began in January.Sierra Leone's case-count has now overtaken Guinea's however. It reported 12 new cases taking its total to 454 with 219 deaths.Liberia reported 28 new cases lifting its total to 224. Of those 127 have been fatal.'We're providing additional support to hospitals and clinics and we're seeing that many of these facilities simply don't have enough people to provide the constant level of care needed" said Garwood.'We're working together with our partners to do our best on the ground to control the outbreak" he added.Ebola is a form of haemorrhagic fever which can have a 90-percent fatality rate.It can fell victims within days causing severe fever and muscle pain vomiting and diarrhea and in some cases organ failure and unstoppable bleeding.It is believed to be carried by animals hunted for meat notably bats.It spreads among humans via bodily fluids including sweat meaning you can get sick from simply touching an infected person. With no vaccine patients believed to have caught the virus must be isolated to prevent further contagion.The WHO local medical services and international charities have been working flat-out to discourage communities from continuing funeral rights that involve touching dead bodies.Ebola first emerged in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo and is named after a river there.A Liberian man hospitalized in Lagos with Ebola-like symptoms has died an official said Friday without confirming the virus was the cause of his death.The 40-year-old Monrovia resident arrived in Nigeria's mega-city on Sunday and was admitted to hospital after suffering from severe vomiting and diarrhea.He was placed in isolation because his symptoms were associated with the virus which has killed more than 650 people across West Africa in recent months the worst-ever outbreak since Ebola first emerged in 1976.'The Liberian man has died" said a source with the Lagos state health ministry who requested anonymity. 'We are still investigating the circumstances of his death." The patient's blood samples have been sent to a lab in Lagos and the World Health Organization in Dakar. Lagos officials said results from a third lab outside Nigeria must come back before a final determination on Ebola can be made.

 


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