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Health Systems Cannot Keep Up With Ebola Cases, WHO Says; Death Toll Passes 2,400

News outlets report on the rising Ebola death toll in West Africa.

CNN: West African health centers can’t keep up with Ebola outbreak, WHO says
“The number of new Ebola cases is growing faster than the ability of health officials to handle them, the head of the World Health Organization said Friday…” (Payne, 9/12).

New York Times: Ebola Outpaces Global Response, WHO Says
“A month after declaring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a global health emergency, the World Health Organization warned on Friday that the disease is still outpacing the international response to contain it…” (Cumming-Bruce, 9/12).

Reuters: Ebola cases rising faster than ability to contain them — WHO
“West Africa’s Ebola outbreak is running ahead of health authorities’ ability to contain it, particularly in the three hardest-hit countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday…” (9/12).

Reuters: West Africa Ebola toll rises to more than 2,400 dead
“The death toll from West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has risen to more than 2,400 from at least 4,784 cases, but that is highly likely to be an underestimate, the World Health Organization’s Director-General Margaret Chan said on Friday…” (9/12).

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