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Sierra Leone Surpasses Liberia In Ebola Case Numbers; Disease Still Spreading In Sierra Leone, Guinea; Liberia Must Remain Vigilant, Official Says

BBC News: Ebola crisis: Sierra Leone case number surpasses Liberia
“Sierra Leone has overtaken neighboring Liberia as the country with the highest number of Ebola cases, the latest World Health Organization figures suggest…” (12/8).

Reuters: Sierra Leone overtakes Liberia in number of Ebola cases: WHO
“…The cumulative number of cases in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone totalled 17,800, including 7,719 in Liberia and 7,798 in Sierra Leone, WHO said. On Friday, WHO put the three countries’ combined death toll at 6,187, out of 17,517 cases…” (Miles, 12/8).

NPR: Ebola Cases Are Down, So Should Liberians Stop Worrying?
“…Liberia still records 12 new cases each day, says Kevin De Cock, the doctor leading the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Ebola effort in Liberia. … ‘We cannot rest until Ebola is eliminated,’ De Cock says. … De Cock spoke with NPR about what still needs to be done…” (Quist-Arcton, 12/8).

Reuters: Ebola still spreading in western Sierra Leone, Guinea’s forest: U.N.
“Ebola is still spreading quickly in western Sierra Leone and deep in the forested interior of Guinea and more foreign health workers are needed to help tackle the epidemic, a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday…” (Nebehay, 12/9).

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