UN official: Ebola epidemic could be defeated by end of 2015 - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

UN official: Ebola epidemic could be defeated by end of 2015

Posted:

The head of the World Health Organization says the Ebola epidemic in West Africa can be defeated by the end of the year if the number of new cases drops to zero and remains at zero.


   Dr. Margaret Chan told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that there have been no new cases in Liberia, and only three new cases in Sierra Leone and Guinea, in each of the last two weeks, the lowest numbers in well over a year.


   She says fears that the Ebola virus could be permanently established in humans in the region have also been defeated, which is "very good news."


   But Chan also cautions against "a false sense of security."

  • InternationalMore>>

  • Love and fire: Text of Michael Curry's royal wedding address

    Love and fire: Text of Michael Curry's royal wedding address

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:03 AM EDT2018-05-20 10:03:10 GMT
    (UK Pool/Sky News via AP). In this frame from video, the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry speaks during the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, M...(UK Pool/Sky News via AP). In this frame from video, the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry speaks during the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, M...
    Text of the Most Rev. Michael Curry's sermon at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.More >>
    Text of the Most Rev. Michael Curry's sermon at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.More >>
  • Markle's bridal gown work of Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller

    Markle's bridal gown work of Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:03 AM EDT2018-05-20 10:03:02 GMT
    (Andrew Matthews/pool photo via AP). Meghan Markle arrives for the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018.(Andrew Matthews/pool photo via AP). Meghan Markle arrives for the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018.
    British designer Clare Waight Keller is behind the silk boat-necked gown worn by Meghan Markle as she walked down the flower-bedecked nave of St. George's Chapel for her wedding to Prince Harry.More >>
    British designer Clare Waight Keller is behind the silk boat-necked gown worn by Meghan Markle as she walked down the flower-bedecked nave of St. George's Chapel for her wedding to Prince Harry.More >>
  • Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry

    Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:02 AM EDT2018-05-20 10:02:56 GMT
    Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest.More >>
    Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest.More >>
Powered by Frankly