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Ebola cases more than 20,000 – WHO

Health workers wearing protective suits assist a patient suspected of having Ebola on their way to a treatment centre run by the French Red Cross in Patrice, Guinea, November 21, 2014 (AFP)

Not less than 20,000 people have been infected by the Ebola viral disease in West African countries such as: Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, since the outbreak of the dreaded disease, the World Health Organisation said.

The WHO said this in a statement on Monday, stating that there had been more than 7,842 Ebola-related deaths and 20,081 cumulative cases of infection in the said countries.

In Sierra Leone there have been more than a third laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus.

Sierra Leone has now become the worst-hit country of the viral disease, the World health organisation said.

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