Number of Ebola infections in west Africa passes 16,000

A child suffering from the Ebola virus receives treatment in Makeni, Sierra LeoneeDeath toll from virus outbreak nears 7,000 as World Health Organization warns figures may be significant underestimation.
The number of deaths is more than 1,000 higher than the figure issued by the WHO just two days ago, but it is thought to include deaths that have gone unreported in the weeks or months since the outbreak began. Most of the new deaths were recorded in Liberia(read more)