Known Ebola toll feared ‘tip of iceberg’

WHO raises outbreak deaths to 1,145 in 4 nations, saying number likely higher

Posted: August 16, 2014 at 2:53 a.m.

A security guard stands outside Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where a leading Ebola doctor died Wednesday from the virus.

West Africa’s deadly Ebola epidemic is probably much worse than the world realizes, with health centers on the front lines warning that the actual numbers of deaths and illnesses are significantly higher than the number of confirmed cases, the World Health Organization said.

This story is only available from our archives.


« Previous Story

Chess tournament ends with 2 players dead

A major international chess tournament in northern Norway ended on a grim note, with one player dying in the middle of a game and another found dead in a hotel room, organi... Read »

Next Story »

EU vows to step up aid for Iraq

Displaced Iraqi Yazidis settle in Friday at a new refugee camp near Feeshkhabour town at the Syria-Iraq border.

The European Union on Friday forged a unified response to the rapid advance of Islamic militants in Iraq and t... Read »