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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 9:35am
The number of deaths from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has climbed to 1,229, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
The death toll increased between August 14 and 16, as 113 new cases were reported, raising the total number of cases this year to 2,240, the world health body said.
The information came from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone -- the four West African countries hit by the deadly virus.