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U.S. General Notes Improvement In Liberian Ebola Outbreak; U.N. Will Miss Containment Goal In Sierra Leone; Mali Records Another Case, Up To 8

Reuters reports on aspects of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Mali.

Reuters: ‘Dramatic improvement’ in Ebola outlook in Liberia: U.S. general
“A U.S. general in the force helping Liberia fight the Ebola epidemic reported on Monday a dramatic improvement in the situation there and confirmed the cancellation of two planned treatment facilities. Brigadier General Frank Tate, deputy commanding general of U.S. Operation United Assistance, said the drop in the number of cases in the country was all the more encouraging given recent improvements in reporting capacity…” (Farge, 11/24).

Reuters: U.N. to miss Dec. 1 Ebola target due to rising Sierra Leone cases
“The U.N. Ebola Emergency Response Mission will not fully meet its Dec. 1 target for containing the virus due to escalating numbers of cases in Sierra Leone, Anthony Banbury, the head of UNMEER, said on Monday…” (Bigg, 11/24).

Reuters: Mali confirms eighth Ebola case, monitoring 271 people
“Mali said on Monday that another person had tested positive for the Ebola virus, bringing the total number of cases in the West African nation to eight…” (Diallo/Felix, 11/24).

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