Death toll from Ebola tops 1,200 as food shortages grow in hard-hit areas

August 20, 2014 7:17 AM

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Death toll from Ebola tops 1,200 as food shortages grow in hard-hit areas

LONDON — As West African nations grappled with the worst-ever outbreak of the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization said Tuesdaythat the death toll had exceeded 1,200 and announced increased efforts to forestall severe food shortages in areas isolated by quarantines.

Alarm over the disease spread to Germany when a 30-year-old woman at a state employment office was found to have a high fever, a possible symptom of Ebola, and emergency medical personnel ordered her isolated for tests.

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