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Ebola slowing in Liberia, says WHO

Published:Wednesday | October 29, 2014 | 1:41 PM

The World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting a decline in the rate of the spread of Ebola in Liberia - the West African country hardest hit by the virus.

According to the WHO's assistant director general, Bruce Aylward, the organisation is confident the response to the virus is now recording success.

But he is warning against any suggestion that the crisis is over.

He says the new number of cases globally is 13,703 and the death toll, to be published later today, would probably pass 5,000.

The number of new cases is significantly higher than the approximate 10,100 reported on Saturday.

But Aylward says this increase is due to data being updated with old cases, rather than new cases being reported.


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