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WHO: Falling Ebola cases show 'turning point'

Published:Thursday | January 22, 2015 | 4:25 PM

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there has been what it calls a turning point in the Ebola crisis, with cases falling in the three affected countries.

Just eight cases were detected in Liberia in the last week down from a peak of 500-a-week in September.

Guinea and Sierra Leone have also seen a drop in cases.

The WHO said the figures were the "most promising" since the outbreak started.

However, it continues to urge caution, and to highlight the need to find those who had contact with Ebola patients.

The largest outbreak of Ebola in human history has infected 21,724 people and killed 8,641 – largely in just three countries, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.


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