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In other developments, the HHS announced more funding for a rapid Ebola test.
The new Ebola disease cluster in Liberia probably was not sparked by an imported case.
As an Ebola recovery conference opened, Oxfam reported on broken funding promises that followed other crises and disasters.
The two nations saw only 18 cases last week from just a few hot spots.
Sierra Leone burial practices likely helped fuel ongoing virus transmission.
As deaths top 8,000, UNMEER leadership changes hands, and Guinea launches a new effort.
The CDC director said Ebola outbreak conditions have improved since his first visit, but tough challenges remain.
The WHO and others are waging a battle to stop an "ominous spike" in Ebola cases in eastern Sierra Leone, while the western region is also a concern.
The CDC has fielded Ebola questions about 650 people, with 61 (9%) tested for the disease.
Although activity appears to be slowing elsewhere, it's still rising in Sierra Leone.
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