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Ebola Toll Tops 10,000

Ebola Toll Tops 10,000
US President Barack Obama hugs Dallas nurse Nina Pham at the Oval Office in Washington after she survived Ebola.
October 27
09:35 2014

More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, according to figures just released by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.

Of those cases, 4922 people have died.

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest ever outbreak of the disease with a rapidly rising death toll in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

There have also been cases in three other West African countries, Spain and the United States.

The UN health agency said Saturday that the number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases has risen to 10,141.

Its figures show about 200 new cases since the last report, four days ago.

Even those grisly tolls are likely an underestimate, WHO has warned, as many people in the hardest hit countries have been unable or too frightened to seek medical care. AP

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