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Ebola Outbreak Disease death toll nears 7000

The WHO also stated that 18,464 cases of the disease had been confirmed in new statistics updated till Saturday, December 13.

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The death toll for the current Ebola outbreak is now above 6000 play

The death toll for the current Ebola outbreak is now above 6000

(picture-alliance/dpa/A Jallanzo)

The global death toll for the Ebola outbreak is now 6,841, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, December 15.

The WHO also stated that 18,464 cases of the disease had been confirmed in new statistics updated till Saturday, December 13.

Sierra Leone is currently suffering the worst of the outbreak and has lost 10 doctors to the disease.

The country has overtaken Liberia as the nation with the most Ebola cases after a previously unknown hotspot was discovered in the diamond-rich district of Kono.

Sierra Leone has also cancelled all Christmas and New Year celebrations in a bid to stop the spread of Ebola.

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