Number Of Ebola Deaths Surpasses 4,500, Cases Rise Above 9,200, WHO Says

News outlets report on the latest number of Ebola cases and deaths reported by the WHO.

Agence France-Presse: Ebola death toll soars to 4,555 out of 9,216 cases: WHO
“More than 4,500 people have died in the deadly Ebola outbreak that began in West Africa at the beginning of the year, fresh World Health Organization figures showed Friday. The U.N. health agency said that 4,555 people had died from Ebola out of a total of 9,216 cases registered in seven countries, as of October 14…” (10/17).

NBC News: WHO: Ebola Death Toll Passes 4,500, Including 236 Health Workers
“The deadly Ebola outbreak will take months to contain, the World Health Organization warned Thursday as it announced the worldwide death toll would pass 4,500 — including 236 health workers…” (10/16).

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