New Ebola deaths in Liberia

2014-06-16 19:04
Officials from the World Health Organisation wearing protective gear as they prepare to enter Kagadi Hospital in Uganda's western Kibale district, around 200km from Kampala. (Isaac Kasamani, AFP)

Officials from the World Health Organisation wearing protective gear as they prepare to enter Kagadi Hospital in Uganda's western Kibale district, around 200km from Kampala. (Isaac Kasamani, AFP) (Isaac Kasamani)

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Monrovia - The Ebola virus has claimed 10 more lives in Liberia, Front Page Africa reported on Monday. Foreign health workers confirmed to dpa that six of the victims died at a hospital in the Monrovia suburb of New Kru Town, including a nurse.

Four other deaths, including health workers, were said to have occurred in northern Lofa County during the initial outbreak a few months back, Front Page Africa said.

Deputy Health Minister Bernice Dahn said on Sunday over 60 Red Cross volunteers are being trained and will be deployed in Monrovia. Since the outbreak of Ebola in Liberia from Guinea few months ago, the disease has claimed the lives of about 20 people.

- SAPA
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