Ebola death toll in Liberia climbs to 268

Monrovia: The Ebola virus has killed 268 people in Liberia including 37 healthcare workers, Assistant Health Minister for Preventive Services Tolbert Nyenswah said on Tuesday.

 Ebola death toll in Liberia climbs to 268

Ebola death toll in Liberia climbed to 268. AP

Nurses and health workers have abandoned most health facilities in the country, Xinhua reported, adding that in the capital city of Monrovia a dead body is found on the streets almost everyday.

Ebola, which spreads through mucous and other body fluid or secretions such as stool, urine, saliva and semen of infected people, is believed to be very difficult to control.

Altogether 1,603 infections and 887 deaths have been recorded in the Ebola hit countries of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, the World Health Organisation said on Monday.

IANS

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Updated Date: Aug 06, 2014 13:32:49 IST