Viral Doomsday – Not Imminent

The Red Cross said Tuesday the weekly total of Ebola victims collected by its body disposal teams around the Liberian capital is falling dramatically, indicating a sharp drop in the spread of the epidemic. The announcement appears at odds with an assessment by the World Health Organization (WHO), which said last week that transmission “remains intense” in the capitals of Liberia and neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Fayah Tamba, head of the Liberian Red Cross, said his workers collected 117 bodies last week from Montserrado county, which includes Monrovia — a drop of almost two-thirds from the high of 315 from September 15 to 21.

Maybe we will not have to worry about Ebola much longer. The infection rate of the Ebola virus is starting to fall, according to Mr. James Dorbor Jallah, Deputy Incident Manager for support services at the Incident Management System in Liberia. According to Mr. Jallah, coordinated information reaching his office from the various Ebola Treatment Units, (ETUs), indicates that across the country, “there are less than 400 people who are in treatment.”…

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