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A whisper of hope in Liberia's fight against Ebola deaths
A whisper of hope in Liberia's fight against Ebola deaths

There’s a cautious, hopeful whisper among humanitarian workers and epidemiologists working to contain the Ebola virus in Liberia. Are there embryonic signs, they wonder, that indicate the crisis is ebbing? For several days, fewer bodies have been buried, calls to the Ebola hotline reporting cases or bodies have declined, and several dozen Ebola treatment beds have become available because of an increase in supply. But experts are cautious: The epidemic has seen many ups, downs and false dawns. The decline in burials could mean something else, such as fewer deaths being reported, or funerals being handled secretly, one of the major means by which the disease is spread. Tom Kenyon,...

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