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Ebola Death Toll Surpasses 3,000, WHO Says

News outlets report on the WHO’s announcement that the Ebola death toll in West Africa has surpassed 3,000.

Reuters: West Africa Ebola death toll passes 3,000 — WHO
“The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has risen to at least 3,091 out of 6,574 probable, suspected, and confirmed cases, the World Health Organization said on Friday…” (Lewis, 9/26).

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N. mission readies to start work as virus death toll surpasses 3,000
“The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) [Friday] said it is intensifying its cooperation with a wide range of partners trying to accelerate work on experimental therapies and vaccines as it announced that Ebola has now sickened more than 6,500 and killed more than 3,000…” (9/26).

Wall Street Journal: Ebola Virus Has Killed More Than 3,000 People, Says WHO
“More than 3,000 people have died from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the World Health Organization said, as the deadly virus showed signs of spreading in the region…” (Morse, 9/28).

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