Via Reuters, a very good overview of the situation: Guinea says few new Ebola cases, outbreak nearly under control. Excerpt:
The number of deaths caused by Ebola has slowed dramatically in Guinea and the outbreak is nearly under control, the country's health ministry said on Tuesday.
The spread of Ebola from a remote corner of Guinea to the capital and into neighboring Liberia has killed about 130 people and spread panic across West African nations struggling with weak healthcare systems and porous borders.
While Guinea claimed progress in containing the virus, U.S. experts opened a lab for testing for Ebola in Liberia and Gambia stepped up travel restrictions, banning in-bound flights from collecting passengers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
"The number of new cases have fallen rapidly," said Rafi Diallo, a spokesman for Guinea's health ministry, who gave the latest toll of 106 dead in Guinea from 159 confirmed and suspected cases of Ebola since the outbreak began in February.
Diallo said the new cases being monitored were all people who had been in contact with those who had fallen ill but were not themselves unwell.
"Once we no longer have any new cases ... we can say that it is totally under control," he added.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said earlier this month that it would take two to four months to contain the Ebola outbreak, which it said had been one of the most challenging it had ever faced.
There is no vaccine or cure for Ebola, a hemorrhagic fever with a fatality rate of up to 90 percent.
However, Diallo said Guinea had recorded 37 cases of people recovering from the disease.
The WHO has said that just under 400 people were still being observed after being identified as potential Ebola contacts. Tracing potential cases in Conakry, the sprawling capital that is home to 2 million people, was tricky, it says.