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A glimmer of hope in Africa: Is Liberia getting Ebola under control?
A glimmer of hope in Africa: Is Liberia getting Ebola under control?

In the Ebola crisis, one seizes on hope where one finds it. At the moment, its unlikely location is Liberia, where World Health Organization officials are cautiously -- very cautiously, hinting that the wave of cases there may be ebbing.  "It appears that the trend is real in Liberia and that there may indeed be a slowing of the epidemic there," Bruce Aylward, WHO's assistant-director general in charge of the operational response to Ebola, said at a news conference Wednesday, according to Jon Cohen of Science magazine. Aylward observed that treatment units in several places in and around the capital, Monrovia, have empty beds. On the surface, that conforms to...

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