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Global Ebola cases pass 10,000 as Mali becomes latest nation to record a death

The global number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, according to the latest estimates by the World Health Organisation released on Saturday. Three countries with shared borders – Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea – account for all but 10 of the fatalities, with only 27 cases occurring outside the west African epicentre. The UN agency said the number of cases was now 10,141 but that the true figure was much higher, as many families were keeping relatives at home rather than taking them to treatment centres and are burying their dead without official clearance. It said many of the centres were overcrowded. The latest report showed a rise of 400 cases in the last three days in Sierra Leone and Guinea but no change in the number of cases and deaths in the worst- affected country, Liberia. More via The Observer.

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