08/13/2014 12:06 pm ET Updated Oct 13, 2014

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

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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)