(Bloomberg) — The death toll from an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea and Liberia increased to 106 as new cases of the disease were reported, health officials in the two West African countries said.
At least 95 people have died from the bleeding disorder in Guinea, where there are 151 suspected cases, Sakoba Keita, head of the epidemic prevention unit in the country’s Health Ministry, said by phone yesterday from the capital, Conakry.
In neighboring Liberia, 11 people succumbed to disease, eight of them in Lofa county near the border, Health Minister Walter Gwenigale told reporters in Monrovia. The country has 18 cases of the illness, he said.
On March 28, officials in Guinea knew of 103 Ebola cases and 66 deaths.
On March 24, officials in Liberia knew of five cases and five deaths.