The number of cases and deaths reported from the three West African countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea has topped 16,000 and nears 7,000, respectively, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) published Nov. 28.

Public domain image/Mondo Magic
Public domain image/Mondo Magic

The number of cases in Guinea, where the largest Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in history had its genesis, has seen 2,123 cases and 1,284 deaths. In neighboring Liberia, 7,244 cumulative cases have been reported with 4,181 deaths and in Sierra Leone, the country being hit the hardest at this point in the outbreak, 6,802 cases and 1,463 deaths.

This brings the total cases in the three countries to 16,169 and 6,928 deaths.

This is up from a total of 15,901 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of EVD and 5,674 deaths per a Nov. 26 WHO update in the three countries.

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