(Deutsche Welle) The year-long Ebola epidemic has claimed close to 8,000 lives, with more than 20,000 people infected according to the World Health Organization. The virus is still spreading in West Africa, especially Sierra Leone.
The latest World Health Organization (WHO) figures, released Wednesday, show at least 7,905 people have died from Ebola and at least 20,206 people have caught the virus since it broke out in West Africa about a year ago.
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The WHO said that 337 new cases of the hemorrhagic fever were reported in Sierra Leone during the past week, including 149 cases in the capital Freetown, the highest incidence in four weeks.