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.

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