Sunday, 21 December 2014 - 13:07
Ebola death toll climbs to 7,373
More than 7,370 people have now died from the Ebola virus, almost all of them in west Africa.
The United Nations health agency reported that as of December 16th, there had been 19 thousand 031 cases of infection from the deadly virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, of which 7,373 people had died.
Sierra Leone, which overtook Liberia as the nation with the most infections, counted 8,759 cases and 2,477 deaths on December 16. The previous toll stood at 8,356 cases and 2,085 deaths.