Ebola cases fall in West Africa, but challenges remain: WHO

February 18, 2015 10:27 PM

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Ebola cases fall in West Africa, but challenges remain: WHO

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - West Africa recorded 128 new confirmed cases of Ebola in the week to Feb. 15, the first decrease in three weeks, but resistance in some communities threatened efforts to end the epidemic, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

Guinea reported 52 new confirmed cases, its first week-to-week decline since Jan. 25. Sierra Leone saw 74 new cases, 45 of which were in the capital Freetown. Liberia reported 2 new confirmed cases in the four days to Feb. 12.

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