Ebola Conditions Improve In Liberia, Set To Worsen In Sierra Leone, Experts Say

News outlets report on the situations in Liberia, where progress is being made against Ebola, and Sierra Leone, where officials are looking at emergency transport solutions and warning the conditions will worsen.

Associated Press: Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia
“Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while the crisis in Sierra Leone is going to get worse, the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said…” (Roy-Macaulay/Paye-Layleh, 10/30).

Wall Street Journal: In Sierra Leone, Ambulances Carry Ebola Patients, Big Questions
“…Sierra Leone’s ambulances zip down freeways, blow by crowded street markets, and bob over rutted jungle roads. Yet all that movement has exposed a dangerously disjointed emergency-response system, one that sends gravely ill patients across the country for hospital beds they sometimes don’t live to see. That has prompted a rethinking of how the country dispatches its emergency vehicles, in the hope of establishing a template for other countries battling Ebola…” (Wonacott, 10/30).

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