Ebola Claims 7,000 Lives, Hits Sierra Leone Hardest
The Ebola epidemic has claimed the lives of nearly 7,400 people and western Sierra Leone is the region to see the worst of the outbreak recently.By Ben Lawson | December 20, 2014
The death toll of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to climb; the outbreak has killed nearly 7,400 people since it began, and the World Health Organization says that more than 19,000 have been infected across the region.
This news comes as U.N. secretary general Ban Ki-Moon tours the Ebola-stricken countries. Moon has said there are signs to be "cautiously optimistic" about stemming the outbreak in Sierra Leone but added there is still a long way to go before the country is rid of the disease.
Sierra Leone is one of the countries suffering the most from the outbreak. There have been 8,800 reported cases of Ebola in the country and 2,500 deaths. (Video via BBC)