Ebola May Be Slowing in Liberia


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the profusion of the Ebola virus may be slowing in the West African nation of Liberia. The WHO assistant director general said that the number of burials has dropped and there has not been an increase in the number of confirmed cases.

Dr. Bruce Aylward did caution that, although Liberia could again see an increase in the number of cases, he expressed confidence to reporters that the human response is now getting ahead of the virus. “Very definitely,” he said.

The latest numbers from his organization show 13,703 total with 5,000 or more deaths. No confirmed cure has been discovered for the Ebola virus. The first signs of its spread was in March, where it was noted in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The director-general of the W.H.O. has said that the situation is “likely” to be the greatest challenge faced by the United Nations in peacetime.

By Gregory Baskin

New York Times

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