October 20, 2014
Ebola death toll rises to 932, WHO Committee gathers in Geneva
The death toll from West Africa's Ebola outbreak has risen to 932 after 45 patients died from August 2 to August 4, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement.
The number of suspected, probable or confirmed cases rose by 108 over the same period to a total of 1,711. Most of the newly reported deaths were in Liberia while the number of cases in Nigeria climbed from 4 to 9, including one previous death.
The WHO Emergency Committee regarding Ebola is gathered in Geneve for a two-day meeting to discuss the epidemic and to determine whether it has become a “worldwide public health emergency”.
The Committe of renowned international experts is to analyze and decide on new measures to tackle de Ebola virus. It will release a statement with its conclusions on Friday.