WHO reports 128 new Ebola cases, 45 deaths
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday (local time) reported 128 new Ebola cases and 56 deaths in West Africa in the two days to August 11, raising the death toll from the worst ever outbreak of the disease to 1069.
Since the outbreak was identified in March, there have been a total of 1975 confirmed, probable and suspected Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, the United Nations health agency said in a statement.
Meanwhile, a consignment of experimental Ebola drugs arrived by plane in Liberia to treat two doctors suffering from the virus, which has killed more than 1000 people across four West African countries.
The drug, ZMapp, arrived in white boxes on a commercial flight, a Reuters witness said. It will be taken to the John F Kennedy Memorial hospital in the capital and administered to doctors Zukunis Ireland and Abraham Borbor, government officials said.