Sierra Leone Ministry Says 73 Deaths Linked to Ebola Virus

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.