Liberia declared Ebola-free after weeks of no cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Liberia free of the Ebola virus, as the country has had no new cases in 42 days.

Last September, Liberia was seeing 400 cases a week, with hospitals full and bodies lying in the streets.

A public health campaign was launched to stem the epidemic, and the last confirmed death was on 27 March.

The Ebola outbreak has claimed over 11,000 lives in the region, and remains active in Guinea and Sierra Leone.

But new cases have been falling and the UN’s Ebola envoy, David Nabarro, called progress against the disease in West Africa “extraordinary”.

He warned however that it would take time to eliminate the outbreak completely.



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