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Liberia sets inhabitant aim of no new Ebola cases by Dec 25

MONROVIA (Reuters) – Liberia has set a inhabitant idea of carrying no new cases of Ebola by Dec. 25, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf pronounced in a radio residence on Sunday, in a serve pointer that authorities trust they are removing on tip of a virus.

Liberia is a republic hardest strike by a epidemic. At slightest 2,812 people have died in a West African country, out of a sum of 5,165 victims in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, according to World Health Organization (WHO) information on Friday.

“We continue to fight a Ebola pathogen and essay to grasp a inhabitant design of 0 new cases by Christmas,” Sirleaf pronounced in an residence that also announced a cupboard reshuffle.

Sirleaf named George Werner as health minister, a pivotal position given a epidemic, to reinstate Walter Gwenigale.

The WHO pronounced final week there were signs that a occurrence of new cases is disappearing in Guinea and Liberia, nonetheless it reported high increases in Sierra Leone.

The U.N. goal to fight Ebola has set a aim of carrying 70 percent of patients underneath diagnosis by Dec. 1 and 70 percent of bodies safely buried by a same date.

(Reporting by Alphonso Toweh; Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by David Holmes)

Article source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/16/us-health-ebola-liberia-idUSKCN0J00VB20141116

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