Waning interest is biggest risk in race to overcome Ebola: WHO

March 11, 2015 6:09 PM

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Waning interest is biggest risk in race to overcome Ebola: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Waning interest in Ebola could jeopardize efforts to stamp out the world's worst recorded outbreak of the disease, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

Case numbers have fallen to a low level and it should be possible to stop transmission by mid-year, but the disease is "not waning" and it is much too early to assume the outbreak will end, said WHO Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward.

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