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WHO’s ‘Ebola Response Roadmap’ Reports 3,439 Deaths From Virus

News outlets report on the WHO’s latest update on the number of confirmed Ebola cases and deaths.

Reuters: Ebola death toll rises to 3,439: WHO
“The world’s worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed 3,439 people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday…” (10/4).

Reuters: Battle against Ebola hampered by gaps in data, hidden cases
“Ebola’s rapid spread through West Africa has been quickened by the difficulty of keeping track of the deadly disease, and filling in the huge gaps in knowledge about the epidemic is key to eventually containing it, health experts say. U.N. and World Health Organization data show the number of cases across the region had reached 7,423 by Sept 29, including 3,355 deaths. That is widely agreed to be an underestimate…” (Miles, 10/3).

Washington Post: The U.S. is now on the World Health Organization’s ‘Ebola Response Roadmap’
“…For the first time during the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, the WHO has included the United States on the “Ebola Response Roadmap,” including the single case from Texas in its update…” (Freedom du Lac, 10/3).

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