Over 20,000 Ebola Cases Reported
The number of Ebola cases recorded from last year (2014) to the beginning of January this year has fallen below what scientists had predicted. They had expected cases of the deadly disease to climb up to 1.4 million over the period.
According to the latest World Health Organization (WHO) report, there are 20,206 confirmed, probable or suspected cases of Ebola and 7,905 reported deaths.
Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Anthony Banbury, said the figure represents 1.4 per cent of what was predicted as a possibility by credible scientists back in September when the UN Mission was set up with its headquarters in Accra, Ghana.
“It’s important to remember where we were when we started,” Banbury told journalists at a press conference to give a final review of progress made in the fight against Ebola as he prepares to hand over the role to Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania.