U.N.: Ebola death toll has now topped 5,000

November 12, 2014 9:11 PM

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U.N.: Ebola death toll has now topped 5,000

BAMAKO, Mali -- More than 5,000 people have died in the Ebola outbreak that is ravaging West Africa, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday, marking another grisly toll in the epidemic.

This is the largest Ebola outbreak ever recorded, with more than 14,000 people sickened, the vast majority in the West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

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