The death toll from Ebola may have topped 4,000, international health officials announced Friday, as the United Nations raised concerns that its funding goals to fight the disease are not being met.
The latest report on Ebola from the World Health Organization revealed that the global death toll may have hit 4,033. This is the first time that figure has crossed 4,000, as a Wednesday report estimated less than 3,900 deaths.
WHO's update also revealed that there have been as many as 8,676 cases—with 8,376 of those concentrated in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Also on Friday, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson revealed that the United Nations has received only about 25 percent of its requested $1 billion to fight Ebola.
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