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Ebola Death Toll Reaches 121 In West Africa; Outbreak Almost Under Control In Guinea

News outlets continue to report on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The death toll for the region reached 121, but the number of deaths from the outbreak in Guinea has slowed.

Associated Press: Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 121
“An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 120 people, according to the latest World Health Organization count…” (DiLorenzo, 4/15).

Reuters: Guinea says few new Ebola cases, outbreak nearly under control
“The number of deaths caused by Ebola has slowed dramatically in Guinea and the outbreak is nearly under control, the country’s health ministry said on Tuesday. The spread of Ebola from a remote corner of Guinea to the capital and into neighboring Liberia has killed about 130 people and spread panic across West African nations struggling with weak health care systems and porous borders…” (Samb, 4/15).

UPI: Ebola death toll reaches 121
“The World Health Organization reported Monday that the death toll from an Ebola outbreak in West Africa had reached 121. The Ministry of Health of Guinea reported 108 deaths from the deadly virus, and Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare reported 13 deaths…” (Finley, 4/15).

VOA News: WHO: Ebola Death Toll Tops 120
“The World Health Organization (WHO) says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is up to at least 121. WHO says health ministries in Guinea, Liberia, and other affected countries have reported about 200 confirmed or suspected cases of the virus…” (4/15).