Jan. 16, 2014 — Numbers of new cases of Ebola are declining within the three hardest hit West African nations, concurring to a World Health Organization report discharged Wednesday.
In any case, there are still many hotspots of the disease, a U.N. official said.
As of the week ending Jan. 11, Liberia had it most reduced week after week total of new cases since the first week of June, Guinea had its most reduced total since mid-August, and Sierra Leone had it lowest total since the conclusion of August, the Associated Press reported.
As of Sunday, there had been 3,538 Ebola passings in Liberia, 3,062 passings in Sierra Leone and 1,814 deaths in Guinea, concurring to the WHO. In add up to, there have been 21,000 cases and 8,300 passings.
The decrease in unused cases “is very good news,” and this Ebola flare-up will be stopped, but “there are still numbers of modern cases that are alarming, and there are hotspots that are emerging in modern places that make me believe there is still quite a lot of the disease that we’re not seeing,” U.N. Ebola chief Dr. David Nabarro told the AP.
There are “at least 50 micro-outbreaks” of Ebola that still remain in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to Nabarro.