Dramatic improvement in controlling Ebola outbreak

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A doctor with the World Health Organization says dramatic progress has been made in recent weeks in controlling the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.

The outbreak is blamed for the deaths of at least 168 people in Guinea and Liberia. There is no cure and no vaccine for Ebola, which causes severe bleeding.

Jean-Bosco Ndihokubwayo, who is coordinating the U.N. health agency's response in Guinea, said Friday there are signs the outbreak's spread is slowing, but it is not over yet.

He said the most recent two cases of the disease in Guinea were confirmed on Wednesday. Liberia hasn't confirmed a new case since April 6.

So far, there have been more than 240 suspected and confirmed cases of the disease, the vast majority in Guinea.

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