The World Health Organization, WHO, on Wednesday, March 11, confirmed that there has not been any new case of the Ebola Virus registered in Liberia since February 19. WHO also commended positive signs in Sierra Leone and Guinea.
On Liberia, Bruce Aylward, head of the WHO’s Ebola Response said, “has now gone well over two weeks without a new reported case” Liberia is the worst-hit country by the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD.
Aylward was encouraged that the WHO was going in the right direction. He reassured that the virus can be stopped. “It’s going in the right direction…(There is) evidence now that Ebola can be stopped,” Aylward said. He also pointed out that Guinea had not recorded any new case in the last 10 days.
Sadly, he also pointed out that communities in Sierra Leone and Guinea have resisted measures taken to end the outbreak and this has challenged the progress made by his organization.