More than 3,300 people have died from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization, as the deadly virus continues to spread.
In an update, the United Nations health agency said 3,338 had died of confirmed, suspected or probable cases of Ebolas through Sept. 28. A total of 7,178 cases have been reported.
In its update the previous week, the WHO reported that 3,091 people had died of confirmed, suspected or probable cases of Ebola, while a total of 6,574 cases had been reported through Sept. 23.
The disease remains concentrated in three countries—Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone—where the vast majority of the cases have occurred through Sept. 28. The WHO said that the situation in Guinea appears to have stabilized somewhat, with growth of the epidemic continuing in Sierra Leone and likely also in Liberia.