Liberia Sees Decline In Ebola Cases, But Epidemic Still Outstripping Containment Efforts, MSF Warns

Media sources report on Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) appeal for a change of strategy in the fight against Ebola in Liberia, warning that the decline in cases in the West African country does not signal the end of the epidemic there.

Agence France-Presse: MSF calls for strategy change in Liberia’s war on Ebola
“Medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders called Monday for a change of strategy in the fight against Ebola in Liberia, to fund rapid response teams rather than huge isolation units…” (11/10).

The Guardian: Ebola crisis: ‘we are still being outpaced by epidemic,’ MSF head tells MPs
“The Ebola epidemic is still outstripping efforts to contain it, according to doctors from Médecins Sans Frontières who have mounted most of the early response in West Africa. Speaking to MPs from the House of Commons international development committee, MSF’s head of U.K. programs said the apparent decline in numbers in Liberia did not signal the end of the epidemic…” (Boseley, 11/11).

Médecins Sans Frontières: Ebola: Hard-Won Gains in Liberia Must Not Be Undermined
“While the number of new Ebola cases reported in Liberia has declined in recent weeks, the outbreak is far from over and new hotspots continue to emerge across the country, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said [Monday], warning that the international aid response must rapidly adapt to this new phase of the epidemic or risk undermining progress made against Ebola…” (11/10).

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