Finally, some good news in Liberia: WHO says rate of new cases appears to be slowing down

October 29, 2014 1:27 PM

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World Health Organization officials on Wednesday said they see “glimmers of hope” in Liberia, the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic, with strong evidence that the rate of new cases is declining for the first time since the crisis began.

Bruce Aylward, the WHO’s assistant director-general in charge of the operational response, said during a news conference in Geneva that he is both cautiously optimistic and terrified about the news.

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