In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. A carpenter makes new caskets for sale in New Kru in Monrovia, Liberia. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
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Top experts on the Ebola virus raised grave concerns Thursday about the worsening epidemic in west Africa as the number of people with the disease neared 10,000 .The experts have been brainstorming new ways to halt the spread of the epidemic, the third such meeting since the outbreak of Ebola in Guinea earlier this year.The hunt is on for a vaccine as the WHO's new official death toll reached 4,877, with 9,936 people infected in the world's worse-ever Ebola epidemic.In neighboring Sierra Leone, two people died in a riot which erupted Tuesday when health workers tried to take a blood sample from a 90-year-old woman suspected of having Ebola.In rare good news, a member of the Doctors Without Borders team working in the northern Liberian town of Foya told the visiting president Sirleaf the town could soon be declared Ebola free, after no new cases had been reported in three weeks.
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