UN: Months before Ebola controlled

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Published: Thursday 11th December 2014 by The News Editor

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The UN’s Ebola chief has said it will be several more months before the outbreak in West Africa is under control.

In September, the World Health Organisation said it wanted to have 100% of Ebola cases isolated by January 1.

It conceded earlier this month that it did not fully meet an interim target but has not made clear what that means for the January goal, which some have said now looks unrealistic.

Dr David Nabarro said there has been “a massive shift” over the last four months in the way governments have taken the lead in responding to the epidemic and communities are taking action.

But he said greater efforts are still needed to control Ebola in hard-hit Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

Published: Thursday 11th December 2014 by The News Editor

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