Ebola death toll reaches 932; Spain Retrieving Infected Priest

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 932.

The new figures come Wednesday as authorities in Nigeria confirmed the death of a nurse of Ebola. Saudi Arabia also announced one death of a person with Ebola-like symptoms.

A Spanish military plan has flown to Liberia to repatriate a Spanish missionary priest who has tested positive for the Ebola virus. The priest, Miguel Pajares, is one of three missionaries being kept in isolation at the San Jose de Monrovia Hospital in Liberia

The outbreak emerged in March in Guinea and shows no sign of slowing down. Most of the new deaths are coming from Liberia and Sierra Leone.

There now have been 363 deaths in Guinea, 282 in Liberia, 286 in Sierra Leone and one confirmed death in Nigeria, according to

Wold Health Organizations statistics as of Aug. 4.


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