World Health Organization (WHO) officials said yesterday that the progress recorded against the Ebola epidemic during the first weeks of this year has suffered a tremendous setback this week.
WHO says new rise in Ebola infection numbers has been recorded this week raising concerns that the virus is taking a new trend in the region.
“The three affected West African countries have reported a rise in new infections this week,” WHO officials told the BBC on Wednesday.
Authorities in Sierra Leone reported 15 Ebola deaths and 21 new infections on February 4, 2015; the highest double digit infections for the last three weeks.
Health officials in the region could not explain the cause of the recent rise in infection numbers but a team of research scientists in France said they have noticed a trend of mutation assumed by the Ebola virus in West Africa.
It is still unknown whether the…
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