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Ebola Spread In Liberia Has Slowed, But Logistical Challenges Remain

News outlets report on the logistical challenges of diagnosing Ebola patients in Liberia, even as the spread of the disease there has slowed.

New York Times: Ebola Spread Has Slowed in Liberia, CDC Says
“The international response to West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, coupled with more effective action by local communities, has stopped the exponential spread of the disease in one of the hardest-hit countries, Liberia, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday…” (Cooper, 11/20).

Washington Post: U.S. seeking ways to speed blood samples from remote areas for Ebola tests in Liberia
“U.S. officials are scrambling to resolve a key logistical hurdle in fighting the fast-moving Ebola epidemic in Liberia: the ability to transport blood samples from remote areas of the country for laboratory testing…” (Sun, 11/20).

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