In general, there are improvements in Ebola case finding, burial practices and community engagement. Nevertheless, the decline in case incidence has stopped. The increase in number of cases in Guinea and widespread transmission of Ebola in Sierra Leone highlight a significant problem, which should be solved in order to lower case incidence to zero.
The first week of February 2015 ended with 144 new cases. Guinea reported a sharp increase in case incidence: there were 65 new confirmed cases compared to 39 cases reported the week before. Sierra Leone continues suffering from widespread transmission of Ebola virus: they reported 76 new confirmed cases. Liberia, on the other hand, reported a lower number of new confirmed cases compared to other African countries.