The number of new cases of Ebola has risen in all of West Africa’s worst-hit countries for the second week in a row, the World Health Organization (WHO) says, according to a BBC report.
This is the second weekly increase in confirmed cases in 2015, bringing an end to a series of encouraging declines.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday that Sierra Leone had registered 76 of the 144 new cases, Guinea 65 and Liberia three.
More than 9,000 people have died from Ebola since December 2013.
The WHO said that the increase highlights the “considerable challenges” that must still be overcome to end the outbreak.
“Despite improvements in case finding and management, burial practices, and community engagement, the decline in case incidence has stalled,” the UN health agency said in a statement.