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WHO Revises Ebola Death Toll Downward Due To Change In Data Source

Reuters: WHO revises Ebola death toll lower, virus slowing in Liberia
“The World Health Organization said on Wednesday it continued to see a slowdown in weekly Ebola cases in Liberia, although incidence of the disease was still rising in Sierra Leone and stable in Guinea. … It said the revision was caused by a change in the source of the data. Previously it had combined patient databases and country reports from health ministries and WHO offices, but it had switched to relying entirely on the country reports…”

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