Single new case can reignite Ebola outbreak if vigilance lost, says MSF

January 26, 2015 6:36 PM

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Single new case can reignite Ebola outbreak if vigilance lost, says MSF

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A decline in Ebola cases in West Africa must not result in a loss of vigilance because a single new case is enough to reignite an outbreak, international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Monday.

The downward trend of new cases in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone should be used as an opportunity to focus efforts on addressing weaknesses in the response, otherwise progress made in stemming the deadly virus would be jeopardized, it said.

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