Death toll from Ebola virus reaches 1,427: WHO

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WHO: Death toll from Ebola rises to 1427
Geneva, Aug 23: Ebola virus continues to claim lives in west African countries and according to WHO the death toll has now reached 1427.

The deadly virus has claimed the maximum number of casualties in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Liberia remains the worst-affected country with 624 deaths. Guinea has seen 406 people die while in Sierra Leone, 392 have succumbed to the haemorrhagic fever.

Meanwhile, Nigeria that has been on a high alert ever since the outbreak occured has seen five deaths due to Ebola since Aug 20.

WHO has said it will unveil a response plan to deal with the current Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa.

Read more:  WHO to unveil response plan for Ebola

Meanwhile, many countries have discouraged passengers from travelling to the Ebola-affected countries and many have stopped flights to the Ebola zone and closed land borders.

So far no vaccines have been developed to treat the disease, but WHO said that untested drugs can be used to treat patients in the current scenario.

With agency inputs

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