Ebola death toll rises to 467 in west Africa: WHO

Staff of the 'Doctors without Borders' ('Medecin sans frontieres') medical aid organisation carry the body of a person killed by the Ebola virus, at a center for victims of the viral haemorrhagic fever in Guekedou, on April 1, 2014 (AFP Photo/Seyllou)

Geneva (AFP) - The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in west Africa has risen to 467, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Giving the latest update on the disease which has hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the WHO said there have now been 759 confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola in the region.

The figures were issued on the eve of a conference on the crisis to be held in Ghana.