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Thursday, 11 December 2014 - 8:24
Ebola death toll climbs to 6,388 as Sierra Leone cases soar
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The World Health Organisation said nearly 6,400 people have now died from Ebola, amid a ballooning case load in Sierra Leone.

The UN health agency reported 17 thousand 942 cases of the deadly virus across eight countries as of December 7th, resulting in a total of 6,388 deaths - all but 15 of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone meanwhile reported 397 new cases during the week of December 7th - three times as many as Liberia and Guinea combined.
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