Ebola claims more lives in West Africa

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Twenty-five people have died of Ebola in West Africa, of the 50 new cases reported  between July 3 and July 6.

The total death toll has now risen to over 500 since the outbreak in March.

The new cases were reported in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, but the World Health Organisation is confident measures to control it will yield results.

“In the region, there is real awareness that it is not a country’s problem but it is a regional problem and we have means to control it – if we strengthen the surveillance, if we work better with local communities to explain what is Ebola, because there is still a lot of resistance from the population to cooperate with health workers,” said WHO spokesperson Fadela Chaib.

“They are still not willing to report to health clinics to get treatment.”

-eNCA

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