The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has praised global efforts in tackling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and beyond and said that the number of new cases in worst hit countries such as Liberia has been falling.
Since the outbreak in December 2013, more than 5,400 lives have been lost with the number of cases pegged at over 15,100. Experts feared that the number of cases would have risen to more than 1.4 million if the issue was not addressed by the global community but now CDC director Dr Thomas Frieden said that the number of cases has even seen a decrease in Liberia.
"There's been a substantial change in the trend. There is no longer exponential increase, and in fact, there's been a decrease", he said, though warning that Guinea and Sierra Leone continue to struggle with the outbreak, with both the countries projected to report 1,000 new cases every week.