Ebola Cases Rising More Slowly in Liberia on Safe Burials

October 29, 2014 3:27 PM

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The number of Ebola cases in Liberia, one of three West African countries in the grip of the worst outbreak on record, is rising more slowly as safer burial practices help limit the spread of the disease.

The slowdown appears to be broader than in just Lofa County, one of the hardest-hit areas in Liberia, Bruce Aylward, the World Health Organization’s assistant director-general in charge of the Ebola response, said today in a briefing with reporters in Geneva. The rate of new cases hasn’t slowed in S...

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