WHO changes reporting method for Ebola deaths reduces death toll in Sierra Leone

June 25, 2014 4:45 PM

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RABAT, Morocco — The World Health Organization on Wednesday announced it was changing the way it reports fatalities from the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone at the request of the government.

Previously, probable and suspected deaths from Ebola were included in the count but from now on, only laboratory confirmed cases will be reported, reducing the death toll in Sierra Leone from 58 to 34 as of Tuesday.

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