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  • Amid signs of new Ebola cases, UN health official tells Liberians ‘you must hunt the virus’

    http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.as...4#.VGdiJmcuEwA

    14 November 2014 – A senior United Nations World Health Organization official warned reported that the number of Ebola cases in Liberia, which had recently shown some signs of decline, is starting to pick up again, most likely because “people are relaxing their guard.”

    “We are seeing taxis full of people again in the streets, and packed. We are seeing people not washing their hands again. We are seeing, most [worryingly], that not every single case is being reported,” Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO Assistant Director-General for Polio and Emergencies, told the Monrovia-based UNMIL Radio, set up by the UN mission in Liberia.

    Dr. Aylward told Liberians that the most recent WHO statistics on Ebola cases show that the number of cases in in their country have “not continued to decline; the case numbers have flattened out now and in some areas, they are starting to go up a bit.”

    “It went down and now it’s going back up in some places because people are relaxing their guard,” he said, urging Liberians to renew their offensive against the virus to stop transmission.

    “Don’t give the virus the chance to hide anywhere in this country,” he said. “Now you need to hunt the virus,” Dr. Aylward said. “If you don’t do that, it will come back very fast.”

    More at link http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.as...4#.VGdiJmcuEwA
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