Ebola death toll rises to 729: WHO

GENEVA: Fifty-seven more deaths from the Ebola epidemic spreading alarm in west Africa have pushed the overall fatality toll from the outbreak to 729, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

The 57 deaths were recorded between Thursday and Sunday last week in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, the UN health agency said in a statement.

It added that 122 new cases were detected over the four days, taking the total number of confirmed and likely infected cases to 1,323.