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  8/13/2014, Av 17, 5774

WHO: 1,069 Ebola Deaths So Far


The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated their death toll statistics from the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus to 1,069. The high death toll of the 2014 West African outbreak has of late brought into question the ethics of using experimental drugs to try to curtail the epidemic. 

WHO's Assistant Director-General, Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, explained that the difference between this outbreak and others is that the traditional methods of halting the spreading of the virus, such as protective gear, contact tracing, and other methods, do not seem to be working fast enough.