No Ebola for South Africa.

South Africa's Department of Health confirmed that there are no cases of Ebola in South Africa or neighbouring countries. Leader of a South African political party voices his opinion about Ebola not affecting South Africa.

UNMEER (United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response) was moved from Conakry in Guinea to Accra, Ghana, in a bid to supply aid where Ebola is most likely to threaten African citizens.

Up until 12 October there have been 8,997 (confirmed, probable or suspected) cases of Ebola in various African countries, the US and Spain, and the VD has claimed the lives of 4,493 people thus far.

Although the situation looks bleak in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, with Ebola persistently being transmitted, the last confirmed cases were reported on 29 August and 8 September.

A spokesperson for the Department of Health has this to say: "The virus continues to accelerate in West Africa and the World Health Organisation says that half of the nearly 5,000 cases occurred in the last three weeks. It warns that as many as 20,000 could be infected with the disease, making control extremely difficult."

Aaron Motsoaledi said in August that the department would continue to give the South African public regular updates with regards to the EVD situation.

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