Death toll from West Africa Ebola outbreak jumps to 603: WHO

July 15, 2014 12:21 PM

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Death toll from West Africa Ebola outbreak jumps to 603: WHO

DAKAR (Reuters) - The death toll from an 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 Organization 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 residents feared outsiders were spreading rather than fighting Ebola.

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