Ebola outbreak: Disease ebbs in West Africa but aid agencies warn against complacency

International aid agencies have warned that the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa risks being wound down too quickly and fear that it could become endemic if efforts to stem the spread of the disease are not maintained. Earlier this week, the American military mission to Liberia was brought to an end as the number of cases in that country recedes, while according to figures produced by the World Health Organisation, the number of new cases each week in the worst-affected areas has fallen below 100 for the first time in almost a year. The update prompted the WHO to say that the focus is now on bringing to an end the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, rather than just slowing its spread….
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