GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says its tally of Ebola deaths has passed the grim milestone of 10,000, mostly in West Africa.
The U.N. health agency says it’s the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak.
The Geneva-based agency said Thursday that Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone alone had reported 10,004 confirmed, probable and suspected deaths from Ebola since the outbreak began more than a year ago. There have also been eight deaths in Nigeria, six in Mali and one in the United States.
A massive international effort to stamp out the deadly disease has slowed the rate of infections, especially Liberia. But the virus appears stubbornly entrenched in parts of Guinea and Sierra Leone.
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