AFRICA – The surge in Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases and deaths in West Africa continues, particularly in Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to new numbers released by The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa. According to the UN health agency as of 30 July 2014, the cumulative number of cases attributed to EVD in the four countries (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria) stands at 1, 440 including 826 deaths. The situation in Guinea appears to be more stable during the recent couple of days; however, the outbreak in Sierra Leone and Liberia “calls for concentrated efforts by all to address the identified problems such as health facility transmission and effective contact tracing. More human resources experts need are requested in these two countries to really tackle the progress of this outbreak.” More