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Ebola Deaths Surpass 5,000, WHO Reports

News outlets report on the WHO’s announcement that more than 5,000 people have died from Ebola.

Associated Press: More than 5,000 Ebola deaths, says WHO
“More than 5,000 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, which was first identified in Guinea in March, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday, marking another grisly toll in the epidemic…” (Ahmed/DiLorenzo, 11/12).

BBC News: Ebola outbreak deaths pass 5,000
“The number of people killed by the worst outbreak of Ebola has risen to 5,160, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The frequency of new cases no longer appears to be increasing in Guinea and Liberia but remains high in Sierra Leone, the health agency added…” (11/12).

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