President Obama Briefed On Shrinking Ebola Epidemic, As WHO Reports Lowest Weekly Case Numbers In Nearly 1 Year

The Hill: Obama briefed on receding Ebola epidemic
“President Obama was briefed Wednesday on the diminishing Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the first time the White House has publicly addressed the disease in several weeks. Obama met with a team of health and national security advisers in the Situation Room on Wednesday to discuss ‘what more can be done to get to zero Ebola cases in West Africa,’ according to a brief summary of the meeting provided by the White House…” (Ferris, 4/8).

Reuters: 30 new Ebola cases, lowest weekly figure in nearly a year — WHO
“Thirty confirmed cases of Ebola were reported in West Africa in the past week, the smallest number in nearly a year of the worst-ever outbreak of the deadly fever, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. ‘This is the lowest weekly total since the third week of May 2014,’ the WHO said in its latest update…” (Nebehay, 4/8).

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