A decline in the number of new Ebola cases has been seen after a month registering an average of 30-37 cases, demonstrating the importance of continuing to focus on prevention and direct action.
Yesterday, the World Health Organization reported that last week 18 new cases of Ebola were registered in West Africa, the lowest figure this year.
According to a report on the development of the illness which has been afflicting the region since December 2013, nine cases were confirmed in both Sierra Leone and Guinea, while Liberia has maintained its rate of zero cases seen over recent weeks.
This reduction has been seen after a month registering an average of 30-37 cases, demonstrating the importance of continuing to focus on prevention and direct action, stated the WHO. For the World Health Organization, the fact that the countries most affected by the outbreak have reported less than 10 new cases is significant, “but we must not allow triumphalism to prevail,” reported PL.
According to the organization, in Guinea, all recent Ebola cases were reported in the western sub-prefecture of Forecariah, while those in Sierra Leone were registered in two localities, including Kambia, which borders Forecariah.
The organization reported that just over 11,000 people have died from Ebola, with almost 26,600 confirmed cases. The efforts of local authorities and international cooperation have helped to significantly reduce the impact of the illness which has caused great damage.
(Lisandra Fariñas Acosta, Granma)