“Remarkable results” reported in fighting Ebola in West Africa

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Ebola health workers. UN Photo/Ari Gaitanis

There has been “remarkable” progress in combating the Ebola disease in West Africa, after the number of new cases per month was reduced by half, according to senior UN officials.

Nearly 7,000 people have died from Ebola mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and more than 16,000 have been infected with the deadly virus.

December 1 was set as the target to get 70 per cent of the cases isolated and treated, and 70 per cent of the deceased safely buried within 60 days – what is called the 70-70-60 target.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

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