The fight to prevent the spread of Ebola is beginning to show positive results.
The World Health Organisation says that progress can be seen in many of the affected areas in West Africa. Medical teams have worked hard and as a result the number of people infected in Liberia and Guinea is slowing down.
But experts say the fight is far from over. There are still countries where the number of people catching Ebola is quickly rising.
President Barack Obama said, “We’re seeing some progress, but the fight is not even close to being over.”
“Every hotspot is an ember that if not contained can become a new fire, so we cannot let down our guard even for a minute. And we can’t just fight this epidemic, we have to extinguish it,” he added.
Another issue arising from the epidemic is the thousands of orphaned children left with no one to take care of them. It is believed around 20,000 children have lost their parents as a result of the outbreak in West African countries.
Article written by Charlotte