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Ebola Death Toll Hits Nearly 5,000 In West Africa, WHO Says

News outlets report on the WHO’s announcement that nearly 5,000 people have died from Ebola in the three worst-hit West African countries.

Reuters: Ebola death toll rises to 4,950 — WHO
“The death toll from the Ebola epidemic has risen to 4,950 out of 13,241 cases in the three worst-hit countries of West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, calling for widespread rigorous control measures to halt the virus…” (Nebehay, 11/7).

Wall Street Journal: U.N. Agency Says Nearly 5,000 Dead From Ebola in West African Nations
“Nearly 5,000 people have died from the Ebola virus disease in the three West African countries at the center of the current Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization said Friday, with some districts in the countries experiencing a decline in new cases…” (Morse, 11/8).

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