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Ebola Death Toll Exceeds 2,800; Outbreaks Contained In Senegal, Nigeria, DRC

News outlets report on the new Ebola death toll estimate and the containment of the outbreak in Senegal and Nigeria, as well as an unrelated Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Agence France-Presse: Ebola kills 2,811, outbreak ‘contained’ in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO
“The deadliest Ebola epidemic ever has now killed 2,811 in west Africa, the World Health Organization said Monday, adding though that in Senegal and Nigeria the outbreak had been basically contained…” (9/22).

Reuters: Ebola toll passes 2,800 but ‘contained’ in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO
“An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been largely contained in Senegal and Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, but the disease is still spreading elsewhere and has now killed over 2,811 people in the region…” (Fofana, 9/22).

Reuters: Congo’s Ebola outbreak ‘almost over,’ prime minister says
“An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo, unrelated to the epidemic in West Africa, is ‘almost over’ with no new cases detected for several days, Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo said. The government body coordinating the response to Ebola released data on Monday showing Congo had recorded 68 cases in Equateur province since August…” (Ross, 9/22).

TIME: Ebola ‘Pretty Much Contained’ in Senegal and Nigeria
“…There have been no new confirmed cases of Ebola in Senegal since the first case was reported Aug. 29, and the last case of Ebola reported in Nigeria was Sept. 8, the WHO’s regional office for Africa said in a statement…” (Sifferlin, 9/22).

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