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Ebola 'Slowing Down' in Liberia- WHO


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The World Health Organization has announced that Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be slowing down, sparking hopes that the virus could be brought under control in the coming weeks. Reuters reports.

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Liberia may be seeing a decline in the spread of Ebola, with falls in the number of burials and new admissions as well as a plateau in laboratory-confirmed cases, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

"Do we feel confident that the response is now getting an upper hand on the virus? Yes, we are seeing slowing rate of new cases, very definitely," WHO Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward told a news conference.

"We need to be careful here. This thing hasn't dropped off the cliff like that. We're seeing a reversal of that rapid rate of increase to the point that there seems to be a decline right now."


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