UN's top Ebola official wants preparations for 'flare-up'

Conakry -The United Nations' new pointman on Ebola said on Friday he was preparing for a possible flare-up of the epidemic in West Africa.

"We're either close to a plateau, but then we'll drop, or we're in a phase, an inflection point, where it is going to increase, and I absolutely cannot tell," David Nabarro told AFP during a stopover at Conakry airport en route to Monrovia.

He was determined to "ensure that every piece of our apparatus is at its optimum so it could deal possibly with a flare-up if that's necessary".