Ebola Infections Dropping With Safer Burials, Power Says

November 3, 2014 2:05 PM

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New Ebola infections in west Africa, the epicenter of the disease outbreak, have dropped in places where U.S. and British aid workers encourage safe burial practices, according to Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Power recently returned from a tour of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where Ebola has infected about 13,500 people, killing almost 5,000. In an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Power said that 90 percent of people in Liberia’s capital Monrovia are now safely burying the dead, while in Sierra...

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