Saudi records first Ebola death, toll rises to 932

The Saudi Arabian Health Ministry also announced on Wednesday the death of a Saudi man earlier quarantined for showing symptoms similar to those associated with the deadly Ebola virus.

Saudi records first Ebola death, toll rises to 932

World Bulletin/News Desk

The death toll from West Africa's Ebola outbreak has risen to 932 after 45 patients died from Aug 2 to Aug 4, the World Health Organization 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 Saudi Arabian Health Ministry also announced on Wednesday the death of a Saudi man earlier quarantined for showing symptoms similar to those associated with the deadly Ebola virus.

In a statement, the ministry said the man had died of a heart attack.

The man had been quarantined after showing symptoms similar to those associated with Ebola following his return from Sierra Leone, a West African country ravaged by the deadly virus.

The Health Ministry said that it was working to identify people who had come in contact with the deceased.

Ebola, a contagious disease for which there is no known treatment or cure, can be transmitted to humans from wild animals and also spreads through contact with the body fluids of an infected person or someone who has died of the disease.

Medical doctors say common symptoms of Ebola include high fever and headaches, followed by bleeding from openings in the body.

The tropical fever, which first appeared in 1976 in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, has killed hundreds of people Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Ağustos 2014, 16:27

Muhammed Öylek

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