Wolrd Health Organization: Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000, death toll nears 5,000

 
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Heatlh workers in Liberia where nearly 3,000 people have died from the disease (Source: Getty)
There have been over 10,000 cases of the Ebola outbreak and nearly 5,000 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed in its latest situation report update.
The total death toll from the latest outbreak has risen to 4,922 while the number of recorded cases stands at 10,141.
All but 27 of those cases have struck in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the latter of which is the worst affected with 1,281 deaths from 3,896 cases.
The latest WHO report marks a 3,878 rise in worldwide cases and a 1,789 rise in deaths on last month’s records.
In total, the virus has been reported in eight countries. Outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal have been declared officially over by the WHO.


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On Thursday Mali recorded its first case of the disease, a two-year-old girl who died yesterday. She had travelled to the country with her grandmother from Guinea.
The WHO report also made reference to the first confirmed case of Ebola in New York, taking the United States’ total number of cases to four.
Doctor Craig Spencer, who tested positive for the disease after returning from Guinea, had used the New York subway and taxi app Uber before being diagnosed.
In more positive news, Spain looks to be on the path to being declared free of the disease after its single case tested negative for a second time.

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