WHO Ebola Report Shows No New Cases For Week Ending October 4

News outlets discuss the latest WHO Ebola situation report showing no new cases were reported during the week ending October 4.

Agence France-Presse: WHO hails first full week with no new Ebola cases since March 2014
“No new Ebola cases were confirmed last week, marking the first full week without fresh cases of the deadly disease in a year an a half, the World Health Organization said Wednesday…” (10/7).

Deutsche Welle: WHO: No new Ebola cases in West Africa last week
“…The health body said in a report on Wednesday that there ‘remains a near-term risk of further cases’ of the deadly virus, which has killed 11,297 people out of 28,421 infected since the outbreak began…” (Winters, 10/7).

New York Times: No New Ebola Cases Were Reported in the Past Week, Health Agency Says
“…[T]he WHO has warned that Ebola could still come back because more than 500 people in Guinea who may have been exposed are still being monitored and will not be in the clear until a 21-day incubation period is over. In addition, health officials have lost track of some people who were considered high-risk contacts in Guinea and Sierra Leone…” (Grady, 10/7).

Reuters: Countries at heart of Ebola outbreak see first virus-free week
“…Sierra Leone released its last known Ebola patients on Sept. 28 and must wait 42 days until it can be declared free of the disease. Liberia received that declaration for a second time on Sept. 3 after a flare-up in June but remains under heightened surveillance. Guinea’s most recent cases were recorded on Sept. 27” (Brice, 10/7).

VICE News: It’s Been a Week Without Any New Ebola Cases in West Africa
“…As the number of cases drops though, closely monitoring contacts and any potential cases becomes increasingly crucial, WHO’s Ebola response director Rick Brennan explained in a previous interview…” (Ruble, 10/7).

Washington Post: There were no new cases of Ebola in West Africa last week for the first time since March 2014
“…Since the outbreak began early last year, 881 health workers were infected and 513 died…” (Bernstein, 10/7).

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