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New Ebola Cases Increase For First Time This Year, WHO Says

Associated Press: World Health Organization Says Ebola Cases Increase Slightly
“The number of Ebola cases in West Africa has gone up for the first time this year, the World Health Organization says, warning that the coming rainy season could complicate efforts to contain the disease…” (2/5).

BBC News: New Ebola cases show first rise in 2015
“…It is the first weekly increase in 2015, ending a series of encouraging declines. The WHO says Sierra Leone registered 80 of the 124 new cases, Guinea 39, and Liberia the remaining five…” (2/4).

Deutsche Welle: World Health Organization: Ebola uptick in West Africa
“…Despite the modest uptick in diagnoses, the world now has too few active Ebola cases to proceed with the testing of a new drug, Doctors Without Borders said…” (2/4).

Reuters: Ebola cases on rise for first time this year, WHO says
“…Suspicion of aid workers, especially in Guinea, and unsafe local practices were continuing to hamper efforts to halt the deadly virus, the United Nations agency said…” (Nebehay, 2/4).

The Economist: The toll of a tragedy
“…The outbreak continues to claim lives, but after glimmers of good news in recent weeks worrying signs are appearing. … The inadequacies of the health-care systems in the three most-affected countries help to explain how the Ebola outbreak got this far…” (2/5).

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