In the past month Sierra Leone and Guinea were on track to zero cases, with just 2 new cases diagnosed in Sierra Leone and 7 cases in Guinea during the week of May 10th 2015 . However, there were increases in new cases with 27 cases in Guinea and 8 in Sierra Leone during the week of May 17th, followed by 9 cases in Guinea and 3 in Sierra Leone this week .
Most new cases were associated with unsafe burials in the community.
WHO sent a team to Guinea to investigate an outbreak near the border with Guinea -Bissau, which to date had had no reported cases of Ebola.
Guinea has been through a number of cycles of surges and then declines in cases since the original outbreak in December 2013.
What systemic or community factors might contribute to this on going (but diminishing) cycle?
What factors contributed to Liberia achieving and maintaining zero cases despite sharing a border with Sierra Leone and Guinea?
Might Ebola become endemic in Guinea?