Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 19:27
More than 26,000 infected with Ebola
According to the World Health Organization, more than 26,000 people have been infected with Ebola since the outbreak began and more than 10,800 have died.
The UN health body also warned that the decline in confirmed cases appeared to have stagnated, urging increased efforts to stop transmission of the deadly virus.
In all, 26,079 people have contracted the disease over the past 16 months, and 10,823 of them have died, almost all of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Meanwhile, US-based scientists have said that an experimental drug has cured monkeys infected with the Ebola virus.
According to the experiment, all 3 monkeys who received the treatment were healthy when the trial ended after 28 days, while 3 untreated monkeys died within 9 days.