UN's top Ebola official wants preparations for 'flareup'
Published on Aug 22, 2014 7:48 AM
CONAKRY (AFP) - The United Nations' new pointman on Ebola said on Friday he was preparing for a possible flareup of the epidemic in West Africa.
"We're either close to a plateau, but then we'll drop, or we're in a phase, an inflection point, where it is going to increase, and I absolutely cannot tell," David Nabarro said during a stopover at Conakry airport en route to Monrovia.
He was determined to "ensure that every piece of our apparatus is at its optimum so it could deal possibly with a flareup if that's necessary."