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West Africa Ebola Death Toll Reaches 467: WHO


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July 2, 2014 -- The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed 467 people so far as the death toll continues to climb, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

It also said that there have been 759 suspected, probable and confirmed cases in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the Associated Press reported.

The figures were released on the eve of a two-day regional meeting in Ghana to improve efforts to fight the outbreak.

Last week, the WHO said there had been 367 deaths. The previous most deadly Ebola outbreak killed 254 people in Congo in 1995, the AP reported.

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