World Health Organization says Ebola infections in Liberia on decline

Ebola Outbreak

The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a trend, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, but the epidemic is far from over. CCTV America’s Katerina Vittozzi reports.

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The disease is still raging in parts of Sierra Leone and there is still a risk that the decline in Liberia won’t be sustained, said Bruce Aylward, an assistant director-general for the World Health Organization.

Several times during the outbreak, officials have thought the disease’s spread was slowing, only to surge again later. Officials have often blamed those false lulls on hidden cases because people were too afraid to seek treatment, wanted to bury their relatives themselves, or simply weren’t in contact with authorities.

Report compiled with information from The Associated Press.