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Ebola’s Decline in Liberia Prompts Fears of Complacency | October 30, 2014

TIME

A host of new evidence suggests the number of Ebola cases in Liberia has declined, but health care workers in the country treating the disease warn that it remains a grave threat, particularly in rural areas where a lack of awareness remains problematic.

“If we should be able to end this nightmare in our country, we must remain fully engaged and even more engaged in what we are doing individually and collectively to defeat this virus,” Fayiah Tamba, head of theLiberia National Red Cross Society, said in a presentation this week.

News that the Ebola outbreak might be weakening in Liberia began percolating in local media reports last week and has been reinforced by statements from international health officials. Health workers on the ground confirmed the downward trend to TIME. A local Red Cross branch recovered 175 bodies of deceased Ebola patients last week, down from more than…

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