Death toll rises to 9,500

More than 23,500 cases of the disease have also been reported in the three worst-hit countries; Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The death toll for the current Ebola outbreak has risen to 9,500, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

The UN health organization stated on Wednesday, February 25, that 99 new cases had been confirmed in the past week with Sierra Leone accounting for 63 of the infections.

"Cases continue to arise from unknown chains of transmission," the WHO said adding that 16 of the new cases were discovered after post-mortem testing "indicating that a significant number of individuals are still either unable or reluctant to seek treatment."

Authorities in Sierra Leone recently conducted a door-to-door search for Ebola patients in the remote area of Porto Loko after a number of secret burials led to a rise in infections.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Sowore lists Tinubu, Yakubu, Cardoso among those inciting Nigerians to riot

Sowore lists Tinubu, Yakubu, Cardoso among those inciting Nigerians to riot

Immigration receives 66 trafficked Nigerians from Ghana

Immigration receives 66 trafficked Nigerians from Ghana

Stop relying on certificates for survival, Pastor advises Nigerian graduates

Stop relying on certificates for survival, Pastor advises Nigerian graduates

To ensure good morals, Hisbah destroys ₦60m worth alcohol, illicit drugs in Katsina

To ensure good morals, Hisbah destroys ₦60m worth alcohol, illicit drugs in Katsina

Chase him out of your country - Sowore asks Kenyan protesters to reject Obasanjo's peace move

Chase him out of your country - Sowore asks Kenyan protesters to reject Obasanjo's peace move

Ghanaian woman finds maggots in her urine after sex with son: 'Money rituals'

Ghanaian woman finds maggots in her urine after sex with son: 'Money rituals'

Dangote challenges NMDPRA, tests diesel in presence of Reps members

Dangote challenges NMDPRA, tests diesel in presence of Reps members

Tinubu commits to modernising agriculture, livestock industry

Tinubu commits to modernising agriculture, livestock industry

Troops dislodge IPOB/ESN terrorists, capture weapons in Abia

Troops dislodge IPOB/ESN terrorists, capture weapons in Abia

Pulse Sports

Bukayo Saka and Kanu model Lagos-themed Arsenal away jersey for the 2024/25 season

Bukayo Saka and Kanu model Lagos-themed Arsenal away jersey for the 2024/25 season

Michelle Alozie Net Worth: Age, Profile, Career, Salary, Husband, How Rich is she in 2024?

Michelle Alozie Net Worth: Age, Profile, Career, Salary, Husband, How Rich is she in 2024?

Racism storm rocks Chelsea as players UNFOLLOW Enzo Fernández on Instagram

Racism storm rocks Chelsea as players UNFOLLOW Enzo Fernández on Instagram

Nigeria abandon 2-Time AFCON winner, eye move for former England manager to replace Finidi George

Nigeria abandon 2-Time AFCON winner, eye move for former England manager to replace Finidi George

Transfer News LIVE: Man U announce Joshua Zirkzee signing plus all the latest DONE deals and more

Transfer News LIVE: Man U announce Joshua Zirkzee signing plus all the latest DONE deals and more

Lionel Messi now world's most decorated player, surpasses Brazilian legend after Copa America win

Lionel Messi now world's most decorated player, surpasses Brazilian legend after Copa America win