UN's top Ebola official wants preparations for 'flareup'

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."

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