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West African Ebola Toll Reaches Nearly 7,000 Deaths, 16,000 Cases, WHO Reports

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

International Business Times: Ebola Outbreak: Nearly 7,000 Dead, 16,000 Likely Infected With Virus, Says World Health Organization
“Almost 7,000 people have died of Ebola virus disease and more than 16,000 either have had the virus or are likely to have been infected, according to media accounts of World Health Organization figures reported Friday. Both are significantly higher than those previously released by WHO…” (Rabouin, 11/29).

Reuters: Death toll from Ebola outbreak nears 7,000 in West Africa: WHO
“The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak on record has reached nearly 7,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. The toll of 6,928 dead showed a leap of just over 1,200 since the WHO released its previous report on Wednesday…” (Flynn, 11/29).