Tags: ebola | virus | death | toll | west africa

Ebola Virus Death Toll Hits 147 in Unusual West African Outbreak

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 06:37 PM

By Newsmax Wires

The death toll from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has reached 147 people, according to the World Health Organization.

In a statement posted on its website, the organization said more than 240 cases of the virus have been recorded in Guinea and Liberia, The Associated Press reported.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

Most of those cases are in Guinea, where 136 people have died. Another 11 people have died in Liberia. The Liberia figure has been revised down because one death was already counted in Guinea's toll and tests showed another was not attributable to the virus.

Ebola causes a high fever and internal and external bleeding. There is no cure and no vaccine and it has a high fatality rate.

The disease is typically found only in central or eastern Africa, making the West African outbreak highly unusual.

Urgent: Assess Your Heart Attack Risk in Minutes. Click Here.

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Tom Petty: Sam Smith Song Similarity a 'Musical Accident'

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 11:25 AM

Tom Petty and his producer Jeff Lynne will each get a songwriting credit and royalties for Sam Smith's Grammy-nominated  . . .

Jay Z's Aspiro Purchase Puts Him in Music Distribution Biz

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 11:27 AM

Shawn Carter, aka Jay Z, is buying the Swedish music streaming company Aspiro for $56 million, putting him in a position . . .

Lindsay Lohan: Meet-and-Greet With Fans Counts as Community Service

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 10:32 AM

Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to community service for reckless driving in 2012, and now court prosecutors are questioning . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved