The Ebola virus may have been contained in Nigeria and Senegal, US health authorities say, after no new cases were reported there for almost a month.The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say the outbreak could be declared over in Nigeria next month.
It continues, however, in other parts of West Africa, in particular Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says more than 3,000 people have died of the virus so far, mostly in Liberia.
The current outbreak is the most deadly Ebola outbreak in history.
The new head of the UN's Ebola response team urged rapid progress within the next 60 days to stave off the disease.
This is a very positive development despite the news of the Texas Patient.
It shows even with their relatively weak healthcare infrastructure, that containment and reduction is possible especially in our nations.
I only hope we can now focus on helping Liberia and Sierra Leone weather this terrible crisis.