West Africa’s Weekly Recorded Ebola Cases Drop Below 20 For First Time Since Mid-2014; Liberia Prepares To Be Declared Ebola-Free

Reuters: U.N. hails progress on Ebola as new weekly cases drop
“The U.N. envoy on Ebola on Tuesday hailed ‘extraordinary progress’ against the outbreak in West Africa after new cases last week fell below 20 for the first time since mid-2014, but he warned it would take time to end the epidemic completely. David Nabarro said that in the week to May 3 only nine new cases were reported in Guinea and the same number in neighboring Sierra Leone. Liberia once again had no new cases…” (5/6).

U.N. News Centre: Security Council hears Liberia briefing as country anticipates being declared ‘Ebola-free’
“Liberia is expected to be declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) within the week if no more new cases of the disease are discovered before then, the top United Nations official in Liberia said [Tuesday] as she briefed the Security Council…” (5/5).