Young children 'at highest risk of death from Ebola,' study finds Medical News Today

March 26, 2015 7:00 AM

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Young children 'at highest risk of death from Ebola,' study finds Medical News Today

In the current Ebola epidemic, more than 24,000 people have been infected with the virus, with the majority of cases occurring in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Around 4,000 of these cases are among children under the age of 16.

According to the investigators - including Dr. Chris Dye, head of the Ebola epidemiology team at the World Health Organization (WHO) - over the course of the Ebola epidemic, the number of children affected by the virus has risen, but the reasons behind this have been unclear.

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