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"Ebola is a reality, not a chimera," Gressly says, urging cooperation with response efforts.
The death rate stands at 67%, with 56% of cases involving women and 29% in children.
Only 1 new case was confirmed today, raising the outbreak total to 3,130, with 2,096 deaths.
US officials said other outbreak indicators such as deaths in the community need to improve before they feel more confident about the recent drop in cases.
As if to illustrate the point, cases surged by 14 today, lifting the outbreak total to 3,113 infections.
People often turn first to local clinics, which aren't as prepared to detect the virus.
Response efforts face challenges like continued insecurity, unrest, community resistance, and funding shortages.
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