'More than 120 health workers have died of Ebola'

PROTECTIVE GEAR: Medicins Sans Frontieres health workers prepare at  an isolation camp in Liberia  PHOTO: REUTERS
PROTECTIVE GEAR: Medicins Sans Frontieres health workers prepare at an isolation camp in Liberia PHOTO: REUTERS

More than 120 health workers have died of Ebola across west Africa, the World Health Organization said on Monday, claiming the epidemic had affected an "unprecedented number of medical staff".

In a statement, the WHO said more than 240 health care workers working in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone have developed the disease with "more than 120" succumbing to the epidemic.

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