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WHO: Liberia’s Ebola Infection Rate Is Declining

The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining but the epidemic is far from over, a World Health Organization official said Wednesday. Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO’s assistant director-general, said there may be as much as a 25 percent per week reduction in cases in Liberia, but "this is no time to let up." The death toll likely has surpassed 5,000 out of 13,703 cases, Aylward said. He added that the general mortality rate is 70 percent, though it’s lower at...

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