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WHO Revises Ebola Numbers; Deaths Higher, But Cases Lower

News outlets report on the WHO’s revised figures for Ebola cases and deaths, with cases being slightly lower and deaths higher than previously reported.

Agence France-Presse: WHO revises Ebola toll
“The World Health Organization Friday revised its figures showing more people killed by the deadly Ebola virus, but the number of cases of the disease was slightly lower…” (10/31).

Reuters: Ebola death toll rises, fewer cases in Guinea than thought: WHO
“The Ebola epidemic has killed 4,951 people out of 13,567 infected in eight countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday, slightly revising downwards its figures for cases mainly due to ‘suspected cases in Guinea being discarded’…” (Nebehay, 10/31).

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