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Fewer Reported Ebola Cases In West Africa Signals Turning Point In Epidemic, But Disease Not Yet Contained, U.N. Says

Agence France-Presse: U.N. warns Ebola epidemic ‘not yet contained’
“The Ebola epidemic is decreasing but is still present in a third of the areas of the three worst affected West African nations, U.N. Ebola coordinator David Nabarro warned Thursday…” (Lebhour, 1/29).

Agence France-Presse: World’s largest Ebola unit dismantled as outbreak retreats
“A potent symbol of the nightmare enveloping West Africa at the height of the Ebola outbreak, the ELWA-3 treatment center is being dismantled and incinerated bit by bit as the region emerges from catastrophe. … [Duncan Bell, field coordinator in Liberia for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF),] said the downsizing of ELWA-3’s capacity went hand in hand with a reduction in workers on the ground…” (Dosso, 1/28).

Reuters: Weekly Ebola cases below 100, WHO says endgame begins
“The number of new confirmed Ebola cases totaled 99 in the week to Jan. 25, the lowest tally since June 2014, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, signaling the tide might have turned against the epidemic. … The outbreak has killed 8,810 people out of 22,092 cases, almost all of them in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea…” (Miles, 1/29).

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