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Death toll from West Africa's Ebola outbreak passes 10,000: WHO
March 12, 2015 / 6:37 PM / 3 years ago

Death toll from West Africa's Ebola outbreak passes 10,000: WHO

A man pushes a wheelbarrow past the entrance to Hastings Ebola treatment centre in a neighbourhood in Freetown December 21, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

DAKAR (Reuters) - The death toll from West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has passed 10,000, according to the latest tally released by the World Health Organization on Thursday.

Liberia has recorded the most deaths with 4,162. Sierra Leone is the second worst-hit nation with 3,655, and Guinea has recorded 2,187 dead, according to the data.

The deadly hemorrhagic fever reached Senegal, Nigeria and Mali but was contained there. A handful of cases have also been recorded in the United States, Spain and Britain.

Writing by David Lewis; Editing by Daniel Flynn

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