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Ebola death toll rises to 3,439 – WHO

A hazardous materials cleanup trailer enters the apartment complex in Dallas
A hazardous materials cleanup trailer enters the apartment complex in Dallas, Texas October 3, 2014 where a Liberian man with Ebola stayed. REUTERS/Jon Herskovitz

GENEVA – The world’s worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed 3,439 people, theWorld Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

There had been 739 deaths in Guinea and 623 deaths in Sierra Leone by the end of Oct. 1, and 2,069 deaths in Liberia by Sept. 30, the data showed. There have also been eight deaths in Nigeria, the U.N. body said.

Overall, the WHO said there had been 7,492 cases recorded, including 20 in Nigeria, one in Senegal and one in the United States. Reuters

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