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WHO Says Total Number Of Ebola Cases Now More Than 10,000

News outlets report on the latest statistics from the WHO on reported Ebola cases and deaths.

Associated Press: WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000
“More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread…” (DiLorenzo, 10/25).

The Guardian: Ebola cases hit 10,000 mark
“The number of people infected in the outbreak of Ebola has risen above 10,000, with the mortality rate now approaching 50 percent. The World Health Organization said on Saturday that the death toll had risen to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases globally in eight countries as at 23 October. Those figures show about 200 new cases since the last report, four days ago…” (Johnston, 10/25).

Reuters: Ebola death toll tops 4,900 out of more than 10,000 cases — WHO
“…The three worst-hit countries of West Africa — Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone — account for the bulk, recording 4,912 deaths out of 10,114 cases, the WHO said in its update…” (Nebehay, 10/25).

Wall Street Journal: Ebola Cases Top 10,000 in Current Outbreak, WHO Says
“The number of Ebola cases reported in the current outbreak topped 10,000, the World Health Organization said Saturday, as it added a new nation to the list of countries affected by the disease…” (Morse, 10/25).

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