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Ebola death toll rises to 887 as spread of disease picks up speed
Ebola death toll rises to 887 as spread of disease picks up speed

The deadly Ebola virus sweeping through West Africa continues to accelerate, according to numbers released Monday by the World Health Organization. The virus has now claimed at least 887 lives, the WHO reported, with 163 new cases and 61 deaths in just two days. The latest update indicates the disease is picking up speed, with the number of new infections surging by 33% over the last three-day report ending July 27, and three new cases reported in Nigeria, the latest country to be hit by the disease. Of the four cases there, three were classified as “probable,” and one was “suspected,” the WHO said. At least one of the newly reported cases in Nigeria was...

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