Death toll from Ebola outbreak in West Africa rises to 1350

DAKAR Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:54pm EDT

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DAKAR Aug 20 (Reuters) - The death toll from the Ebola oubreak in West Africa has risen to 1,350, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, with 106 new deaths reported between August 17-18 in three countries.

The U.N. health agency said that 221 new suspected, probable and confirmed cases of the deadly fever were reported across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone over the two-day period.

(Reporting by Emma Farge; Editing by Daniel Flynn)