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The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history continues to kill. Nearly 3,000 people have died from the current outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa and the situation has continued to deteriorate in some areas, the World Health Organization said. The United Nations' health agency said in a report dated Wednesday that 2,917 people had likely died from the disease as of Sept. 21, 2014. A total of 6,263 people had confirmed, suspected or probable cases of the disease.
The West African outbreak, Chan said, "is the largest and most complex and most severe in the almost four-decade history of this disease," with about 4,800 total cases recorded as of last week. And the disease is giving no ground: A top United Nations official warned recently that "the rate of acceleration is now picking up dramatically." The deadly virus, Liberia's defense minister said, "is now spreading like wildfire, devouring everything in its path." Grief is spreading rapidly, too, as Ebola's body count soars.