WHO said on Wednesday that “there are signs that case incidence may have levelled off” despite 250 new confirmed cases in Sierra Leone in the past week. The country remains by far the worst affected.

There have been 20,747 Ebola cases worldwide in the last year, of which 8,235 people succumbed. The majority of deaths occurred in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The WHO report showed that the disease is spreading most rapidly is western Sierra Leone, and that Freetown has 93 of the 250 new Ebola cases in the country.

Meanwhile, the WHO report also showed progress in Liberia where Ebola cases dropped from over 300 new confirmed cases per week in August and September (at the peak of the spread), to eight new confirmed cases.

Source: IOL News