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Sierra Leone Ministry Says 73 Deaths Linked to Ebola Virus

Passengers are screened for hemorrhagic fever at Conakry airport in Guinea before they leave the country, on April 10, 2014. Photographer: Cellou Binani/AFP via Getty Images
Passengers are screened for hemorrhagic fever at Conakry airport in Guinea before they leave the country, on April 10, 2014. Photographer: Cellou Binani/AFP via Getty Images

July 5 (Bloomberg) -- The Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone said there have been 73 deaths as a result of 254 confirmed cases of the Ebola virus.

There are 92 patients currently in treatment centers, the ministry said today in an e-mailed statement.

Cases of the hemorrhagic fever have killed 467 people, including at least 32 health workers, in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the World Health Organization said yesterday.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Sylvia Wier at swier@bloomberg.net

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