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WHO revises down Liberia Ebola death toll

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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -  The World Health Organization has sharply revised down its tally of Ebola deaths in Liberia, after a jump of more than 1,000 in the death toll there.

The U.N. health agency says 3,145 people in Liberia have died from the disease, which is also hitting neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone hard. Figures published Friday put the death toll at 4,181, a jump of more than 1,000 deaths from two days earlier.

A spokesman says the Friday toll mistakenly included non-Ebola deaths.

The agency says data from the outbreak has been difficult to get and there have been big swings in the numbers, as cases are reclassified or backlogs cleared.

The latest data show 5,987 people have died in the three worst affected countries.

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