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Ebola Efforts Begin To Turn Tide On Disease In West Africa, But Continued Vigilance Needed, Officials Say

News outlets report on how efforts to contain Ebola in West Africa are beginning to turn the tide, but officials are warning such efforts must continue until the disease is eliminated.

Agence France-Presse: Ebola fight starting to pay off but too early to claim success
“The deadliest Ebola outbreak ever is finally slowing in Liberia, the worst-hit country, but still wreaking havoc in two neighboring West African states amid warnings of thousands of unreported deaths…” (MacJohnson/Larson, 11/8).

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N. chief hails progress in fight against virus, urges intensified response
“The world is on the ‘right track’ to defeating Ebola as the infection rate of the deadly virus shows some signs of slowing in West Africa’s most affected areas, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared [Sunday] as he urged the international community to remain constant in fighting the disease until it is completely extinguished…” (11/9).

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