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UN tally of Ebola deaths passes 10,000, most in West Africa

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 The World Health Organization says its tally of Ebola deaths has passed the grim milestone of 10,000, mostly in West Africa.

   The U.N. health agency says it's the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak.

   The Geneva-based agency said Thursday that Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone alone had reported 10,004 confirmed, probable and suspected deaths from Ebola since the outbreak began more than a year ago. There have also been eight deaths in Nigeria, six in Mali and one in the United States.

   A massive international effort to stamp out the deadly disease has slowed the rate of infections, especially Liberia. But the virus appears stubbornly entrenched in parts of Guinea and Sierra Leone.

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