Ebola death toll surges past 3000

September 27, 2014 6:41 PM

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Ebola death toll surges past 3000

The death toll in the world's worst-ever Ebola epidemic has now soared past 3000, with the virus killing almost half of the more than 6,500 people it has infected, according to World Health Organization figures released today.

In its latest update, the UN health agency said a total of 6,574 people had been infected across five west African countries and that of those, 3091 had died.

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