According to the report, for the first time since May 2014 no new confirmed cases were reported in Liberia, but cautioned that "surveillance in Liberia is currently less than optimal," with only 45 laboratory samples tested in the country, compared to 1,531 in Sierra Leone and 270 in Guinea.
Guinea reported a jump in the number of cases to 51, compared with 35 the previous week, with the majority of new cases arising from unknown sources; 49 percent of the confirmed cases were from unregistered contacts. The number of new cases in Sierra Leone rose to 81, 26 of which were in the capital, Freetown, and 22 in the district of Bombali.
On Tuesday the UN chaired a conference in Brussels which was attended by the presidents of the three West African countries afflicted with the disease, which set a goal of getting the number of cases down to zero. Getting to zero cases, said Dr. David Nabarro, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Ebola, "is the hardest part and a bumpy road," which requires full engagement from the international community.