West Africa’s Ebola death toll at 467

Geneva - The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 467, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday.

Giving the latest update on the disease which has hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the WHO said there have now been 759 confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola in the region.

In this image provided by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), health-care workers from MSF prepare isolation and treatment areas for their Ebola patients in Gueckedou, Guinea. Picture: Kjell Gunnar Beraas, MSF. Credit: Associated Press

The figures were issued on the eve of a conference on the crisis to be held in Ghana.