Ebola epidemic: Why a few cases could threaten progress

March 18, 2015 5:30 PM

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Ebola epidemic: Why a few cases could threaten progress

Health officials have made tremendous progress in fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in recent months, but continued efforts are still needed, experts say. That's because the cases that are happening now could be enough to restart the whole epidemic.

Ebola cases in West Africa have, in general, been declining for the past few months. For example, the number of new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone dropped from around 540 per week at the beginning of December to around 65 new cases weekly at the end of January, according to a recent report from the Wor...

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