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Five Cases of Ebola Left in Liberia

by Bidita Debnath on January 24, 2015 at 10:59 PM
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 Five Cases of Ebola Left in Liberia

Liberia said that it had just five remaining cases of Ebola, confirming it is close to eradicating an epidemic which has left thousands dead.

The worst outbreak of the virus in history has seen the west African nation and its neighbours Guinea and Sierra Leone register almost 9,000 deaths in a year, although experts believe the real toll could be far higher.

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"We have five confirmed Ebola cases in Liberia as of today," assistant health minister Tolbert Nyensuwah told AFP.

He said three of the cases were in the capital Monrovia, while the others were in the northwestern counties of Bomi and Grand Cape Mount.

"It means that we are going down to zero if everything goes well, if other people don't get sick in other places."

The announcement has not been verified by World Health Organization (WHO) officials, whose statistics often differ from the tallies of individual countries.

Source: AFP
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