Ebola Killed 45 in 3 Days; Toll Nears 1K
Virus has now claimed 932, with 1.7K cases: WHO
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 6, 2014 10:39 AM CDT
A man reads a newspaper with a headline about a doctor contracting Ebola, in Lagos, Nigeria, Aug. 5, 2014.   (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

(Newser) – The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 932, the World Health Organization says. Most of the new deaths are coming from Liberia and Sierra Leone. The outbreak emerged in March in Guinea and shows no sign of slowing down. Among the latest news:

  • Nigeria today confirmed the death of a nurse, the country's second death from the illness, the AP reports.

  • Saudi Arabia announced one death of a man with Ebola-like symptoms; it could be the first death outside Africa from the illness.
  • Spain has sent a medically-equipped jet to Liberia to bring home a Spanish missionary priest who has tested positive for the Ebola virus, officials say.
  • The World Health Organization has kicked off two days of meetings to discuss how to address the crisis, the BBC notes.

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baldpirate
Aug 7, 2014 3:21 PM CDT
And now, the Ebola virus is now on FOUR (4) of the Earth's SEVEN (7) continents. Think about THAT for a while ! ! ! As a career Health Care Worker, I also STRONGLY suggest you ALL watch the movie Contagion ! ! !
Russell's Teapot
Aug 6, 2014 6:51 PM CDT
Please keep our borders opened so that everyone can be equals and have equal chances of catching this wonderful disease!
theThinker
Aug 6, 2014 4:42 PM CDT
Gad, what it is about this topic? You can't ask any questions without the nutjobs accusing you of being uncaring and ignorant. (the day the Titanic launched) "does it have enough lifeboats?" nutjob: "you're ignorant, it has more lifeboats than the law requires, and it is practically unsinkable" (Dec 6, 1941) "why isn't Pearl Harbor on alert" nutjob: "you ignorant alarmist, if you knew geography you'd know Japan is on the other side of the ocean. You anti-asian extremists make me sick." (April 1974) "should we really build a nuclear reactor on Three Mile Island?" nutjob: "you tree-hugging commie, nuclear power is absolutely safe."