603 dead since February in world's worst Ebola outbreak in West Africa

July 16, 2014 8:01 AM

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603 dead since February in world's worst Ebola outbreak in West Africa

The death toll from the world's worst ever Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 603 since February, with at least 68 deaths reported from three countries in the region in the last week alone, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday.

WHO said there were 85 new cases between July 8-12, highlighting continued high levels of transmission. International and local medics were struggling to get access to communities as many people feared outsiders were spreading rather than fighting Ebola.

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