NEWS Ask Well: Is the Ebola Epidemic Ending in Africa?

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  1. whoosh

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    Q: Is the Ebola epidemic ending in Africa?
    A: No one knows exactly what is going on in West Africa. Several medical groups, like Doctors Without Borders, are reporting that they suddenly have far more beds than patients. In some cases, there are empty beds at centers where, just a few weeks ago, people were dying on the streets outside because there was no room.
    The trend is especially noted in Liberia, the hardest-hit country. Laboratories are getting fewer samples to test. Ambulance crews are picking up fewer bodies. The World Health Organization confirmed that new cases were dropping.
    But health authorities are warning that it is too early to celebrate. :andwhat: :zoned:

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