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Number Of Confirmed Ebola Cases Grows In West Africa

News outlets report on the growing number of Ebola cases in West Africa.

Associated Press: Guinea reports Ebola death toll rises to 78
“Health authorities in Guinea are facing an ‘unprecedented epidemic’ of Ebola, an international aid group warned Monday as the death toll from the disease that causes severe bleeding reached 78…” (Diallo/Larson, 3/31).

Bloomberg News: Ebola Confirmed in Liberia as Guinea Death Toll Rises
“…The outbreak is the worst in seven years, and the first in Guinea, which has 122 suspected or confirmed cases and 80 deaths, the WHO said today…” (Bennett/Camara, 3/31).

Reuters: Scale of Guinea’s Ebola epidemic unprecedented: aid agency
“Guinea faces an Ebola epidemic on an unprecedented scale as it battles to contain confirmed cases now scattered across several locations that are far apart, medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières said on Monday…” (Samb, 3/31).

RTT News: E.U. Pledges EUR 500,000 To Help Contain Ebola Outbreak In West Africa
“In the wake of the recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, the European Commission has announced that it will provide EUR 500,000 to help contain the spread of the deadly virus in Guinea and neighboring countries…” (3/28).