New Ebola cases slowing in Liberia but too soon to celebrate: WHO

October 29, 2014 5:16 PM

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New Ebola cases slowing in Liberia but too soon to celebrate: WHO

GENEVA: The World Health Organization confirmed on Wednesday (Oct 29) that the rate of Ebola infections appeared to be slowing in hard-hit Liberia, but warned the crisis was far from over. "It appears that the trend is real in Liberia and there may indeed be a slowing" of the epidemic's spread there, WHO assistant director-general Bruce Aylward told reporters in Geneva.

Data from a range of different sources, including from funeral directors reporting fewer Ebola and other burials and from treatment centres reporting lower Ebola patient admission rates, indicated a "downward trend" across much of Liberia, he said. Labs were also seeing a "plateauing or slight decli...

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