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In other developments, the HHS announced more funding for a rapid Ebola test.
UNMEER head calls the situation "perilous," because the disease is still present in 25 of 66 districts in the three outbreak nations.
Cases continued to drop, with WHO advisors saying complacency is the biggest obstacle to getting to zero.
New information now indicates phase 2 trials will most likely start in Africa in February.
As groups tailor their response, the outbreak hits 17,800 cases, 6,331 deaths.
The CDC has fielded Ebola questions about 650 people, with 61 (9%) tested for the disease.
The last region in Sierra Leone to be hit by Ebola has had 50 deaths, as UN head warns against complacency.
The administration today asked Congress for $6.18 billion in emergency funds.
African health ministers will nominate a new expert to lead the WHO's regional office for a 5-year term.
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