Toll from deadly virus passes 4,000 globally

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Toll from deadly virus passes 4,000 globally


More than 4,000 people have died from the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday, October 10. A total of 4,033 have died, the WHO said, and is out of a recorded 8,399 cases in 7 countries – a nearly 50% death rate. From Australia to Zimbabwe, and Macedonia to Spain, people who showed signs of fever or had recent contact with Ebola victims were whisked into isolation units or ordered to stay in their homes. The sharp rise in deaths came as the United Nations said aid pledges to fight the outbreak have fallen well short of the $1 billion (800 million euros) needed. 

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