Ebola Death Toll Surpasses 4,000, WHO Reports

News outlets report on the WHO’s announcement that the Ebola death toll has surpassed 4,000.

Agence France-Presse: Ebola toll passes 4,000 as fears grow worldwide
“The death toll from Ebola has passed 4,000, the World Health Organization said Friday, while a Madrid nurse was fighting for her life and authorities worldwide tried to prevent panic over the deadly disease…” (Parry/Bazinet, 10/10).

Agence France-Presse: Authorities try to prevent panic as Ebola toll passes 4,000
“…The World Health Organization (WHO) says 4,033 people have died from Ebola as of October 8 out of a total of 8,399 registered cases in seven countries. The sharp rise in deaths came as the U.N. said aid pledges to fight the outbreak have fallen well short of the $1 billion (800 million euros) needed…” (Parry, 10/11).

Associated Press: WHO: Ebola death toll above 4,000
“The total number of deaths attributed to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen above 4,000, the World Health Organization said Friday. The Geneva-based U.N. agency said that 4,033 deaths confirmed, probably or suspected to have been caused by Ebola have now been recorded…” (10/10).

The Hill: Ebola death toll tops 4,000
“…The figure is the latest sign that the deadly virus is spreading rapidly. One-quarter of the Ebola deaths have occurred since Sept. 28, and at least 10 cities have reported more than 200 cases…” (Ferris, 10/10).

Wall Street Journal: Ebola Death Toll Surpasses 4,000, Says WHO
“The death toll from the current Ebola outbreak has topped 4,000, the World Health Organization said, adding the first reported death in the U.S. and including Spain to the list of nations where the virus has been detected…” (Maclucas, 10/11).

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