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Ebola virus claims another victim in Nigeria

The deadly virus Ebola has claimed a third victim in Nigeria, taking the overall death toll to over 1,000 people since it was first reported in March 2014.

It is thought the latest victim, an official who came into direct contact with the disease in July, was in isolation before he died.

The outbreak, which has been declared an International Public Health Emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO), has mainly affected four countries in Africa - Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.

The WHO has authorised the use of an experimental vaccine called Zmapp developed in Canada, in an effort to prevent health care workers contracting the virus.

Will Ross reports.

  • 13 Aug 2014
  • From the section Africa
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