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Ebola Death Toll in
West Africa Tops 1,200

New York Times, by Alan Cowell

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 8/19/2014 2:24:26 PM

LONDON — As West African nations grappled with the worst-ever outbreak of the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the death toll had exceeded 1,200 and announced increased efforts to forestall severe food shortages in areas isolated by quarantines. (Snip) The latest figures from the W.H.O. offered a familiar, grim picture of the spread of Ebola, which international health specialists say has been outpacing containment efforts since its identification in West Africa in March. The only glimmer of relief, albeit faint, came when Reuters quoted Liberia’s information minister, Lewis Brown, as saying that three African doctors

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[with Victor Homola]
With 2,200 cases overall, mortality rate is about 55%.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/19/2014 2:52:38 PM     (No. 9972174)

Whatever happened to the "Back To Africa" movement started by Saint W.E.B. DuBois?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 8/19/2014 3:09:37 PM     (No. 9972195)

It´s going to be much higher after the illness kicks in with the Africans that rushed the ebola clinics and stole dirty sheets and equipment.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: richwill, 8/19/2014 5:05:28 PM     (No. 9972362)

I am curious as to when the number exceeds the number of person killed in Chicago?

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