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Ebola toll rises to 932: WHO

Posted on Aug 07 2014 | IANS

Geneva, Aug 6 : The death toll from West Africa's Ebola outbreak risen to 932 after 45 patients died between Aug 2-4, with the total number of cases rising to 1,711 in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Wednesday.

The new figures come Wednesday as authorities in Nigeria confirmed the death of a nurse of Ebola.

Saudi Arabia's health ministry also announced the death of a Saudi man who was being treated for Ebola-like symptoms a hospital in Jeddah.

WHO said 108 new cases were reported between Saturday and Monday in the four African countries.

Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a viral haemorrhagic fever.

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