WHO announced that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed 2,288 people, with half of them dying in the last three weeks. An astounding 47% of the deaths and 49% of the total 4,269 cases had come in the 21 days leading up to September 6th.
The health agency warned that thousands more cases could occur in Liberia, which has had the most fatalities. The outbreak, which was first reported in Guinea in March this year, has also spread to Sierra Leone and Nigeria.
In Nigeria, eight people have died out of 21 cases, while one case of Ebola has been confirmed in Senegal, the WHO said in its latest update.