Number Of Ebola Deaths Passes 1,200 In West Africa, WHO Says

The WHO reports the number of Ebola deaths in West Africa has surpassed 1,200.

New York Times: Ebola Death Toll in West Africa Tops 1,200
“As West African nations grapple with the worst-ever outbreak of the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the death toll had exceeded 1,200 and announced increased efforts to forestall hunger in areas isolated by quarantine measures…” (Cowell, 8/19).

Reuters: Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200
“Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world’s worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200…” (MacDougall/Nebehay, 8/19).

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