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128 New Ebola Cases And 45 Deaths In West Africa Reports WHO

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A woman, wearing a protective face mask and gloves, speaks to a worker upon arrival at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos on August 11, 2014. Nigeria confirmed a new case of Ebola in the financial capital Lagos, bringing the total number of people in the country with the virus to 10. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images) | PIUS UTOMI EKPEI via Getty Images


GENEVA, Aug 13 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday reported 128 new Ebola cases and 56 deaths in West Africa in the two days to August 11, raising the death toll from the worst ever outbreak of the disease to 1,069.

Since the outbreak was identified in March, there have been a total of 1,975 confirmed, probable and suspected Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, the United Nations health agency said in a statement. (Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Daniel Flynn)