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Vigilance Must Remain High, Gaps Filled In West African Ebola Response, MSF Says

The Hill: Groups warn ‘critical gaps remain’ in Ebola response
“One of the largest groups fighting Ebola in West Africa is warning the world not to slow down its response to the disease even as the number of cases continues to plummet across the region…” (Ferris, 1/26).

Reuters: Single new case can reignite Ebola outbreak if vigilance lost, says MSF
“…The downward trend of new cases in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone should be used as an opportunity to focus efforts on addressing weaknesses in the response, otherwise progress made in stemming the deadly virus would be jeopardized, [Médecins Sans Frontières] said. … MSF said that there was almost no information sharing between the three worst-affected countries about tracing people who might have been in contact with Ebola patients…” (Mis, 1/26).

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