Ebola virus declining in West Africa

The spread of the Ebola virus displays a significant slowdown in Sierra Leone , Guinea-Conakry and Liberia. The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed in its latest toll dated January 18, 2015 , a decline in the number of new infections in these three countries, the most affected in West Africa.

In Liberia , the number of new cases recorded per week fell to 8 against 300 at the peak of the epidemic in August and September 2014. In total , the three countries have identified only 145 new infections last week.

Since its appearence in December 2013 in the south of Guinea , the virus killed, as at January 18, 2015, 8 641 people out of the 21 724 infected ones. The three West African countries, alone, have concentrated 99.8 % of deaths.

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