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"Ebola is Stabilizing in Liberia" President Sirleaf Rubbishes Doomsday Forecasts



Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf while speaking on France 24 on Wednesday says the Ebola crisis in her country is stabilising and new data will soon prove that warnings from U.S. and U.N. experts of tens of thousands of cases were "simply wrong".

This follows forecasts from the World Health Organisation that 20,000 people could be infected with Ebola by early November. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has warned of hundreds of thousands of cases if swift action is not taken, Reuters says.

However, Johnson Sirleaf rejected the negative warnings.

"We are beginning to see a stabilisation  even in Monrovia which has been hit the hardest," Johnson Sirleaf said, referring to Liberia's capital city.

"I am waiting for the next projections and I hope they will admit that they've just been simply wrong, that all of our countries are getting this thing under control," she said.

However, WHO in its latest update on the outbreak on Wednesday, said transmission "remains persistent and widespread in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with strong evidence of increasing case incidence in several districts".

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