Signs Ebola may be leveling off in Sierra Leone: WHO

January 7, 2015 10:55 PM

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Signs Ebola may be leveling off in Sierra Leone: WHO

GENEVA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - Sierra Leone, the country worst affected by Ebola, reported nearly 250 new confirmed cases in the past week but the spread of the virus there may be slowing, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

The epidemic has taken 8,235 lives out of 20,747 known cases worldwide over the past year, it said. Overall, 838 health workers have been infected, killing 495 of them.

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