Clinging to life, a 10-year-old Ebola victim

10 Photos

The World Health Organization said that 2,473 people have been infected as of Wednesday and 1,350 have died since the Ebola outbreak was identified in remote southeastern Guinea in March.

One, Saah Exco, is just 10 years old. His mother died of suspected but untested Ebola in West Point before he was brought to the isolation center the evening of August 13. He came with his brother, Tamba, 6, aunt Ma Hawa, and cousins.

RELATED: Ebola outbreak hits West Africa | Inside an infectious disease ward

His brother died on August 15 at the center. Saah fled the center the August 15 with several other patients before it was overrun on August 16 by a mob. Once out in the neighborhood, he was not sheltered, so he has been sleeping outside. Residents reportedly began giving him medication, a drip and oral rehydration liquids today. The whereabouts and condition of his aunt and cousins, who left the facility when it was overran by the crowd, is still unknown at this time. The Ebola virus has killed more than 1,000 people in four African nations, more in Liberia than any other country. – Getty