Ebola Deaths Exceed 8,000, Cases Pass 20,000; Virus Continues To Spread In West Africa, WHO Says

Associated Press: U.N. tally of Ebola-linked deaths tops 8,000
“The World Health Organization says more than 8,000 people are thought to have died last year from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa…” (1/2).

Reuters: Ebola spreads in Sierra Leone as global cases top 20,000 — WHO
“The Ebola virus is still spreading in West Africa, especially in Sierra Leone, and the number of known cases globally has now exceeded 20,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday…” (Nebehay/Miles, 12/31).

U.N. News Centre: Number of people affected by Ebola tops 20,000 — U.N. health agency
“The head of the United Nations Ebola emergency response mission is set to open a treatment facility in Liberia near the Sierra Leonean border during a visit to review where the U.N. can do more to help, as the World Health Organization (WHO) [on December 29] reported that more than 20,000 people have now become infected by the virus…” (12/29).