Ebola Numbers on the Decline

Authorities in Sierra Leone said Ebola infection numbers and deaths have progressively gone down over the last two days.

On Friday, January 16, 2015 health officials in Freetown said only 6 new infections and 10 deaths were recorded compared to 16 new infections the previous day.

“This is the first single digit infection rate we have recorded in several months,” a health official at the Hastings Treatment Center said, adding that progress is being made against the virus in the country.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday January 15, 2015 that positive signs of containing the epidemic are emerging in the three most affected countries in West Africa.

The WHO statement follows a report of zero infections in Liberia for two consecutive days and the progressive decline of infection numbers in Sierra Leone this week.

Officials in Sierra Leone said a total of 2,127 people have so far survived the Ebola virus.


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