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Liberia Is Free of Ebola, World Health Organization Declares


The World Health Organization declared Liberia free of Ebola today, making it the first of the three hardest hit West African countries to bring a formal end to the epidemic. More than 4,608 deaths from Ebola have been recorded in Liberia, more than in any other affected country. Neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone continue to fight the outbreak that has claimed more than 10,000 lives across the region since last year.

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WHO reports drastic drop in Ebola cases

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Yesterday, the World Health Organization reported that last week 18 new cases of Ebola were registered in West Africa, the lowest figure this year. According to a report on the development of the illness which has been afflicting the region since December 2013, nine cases were confirmed in both Sierra Leone and Guinea, while Liberia has maintained its rate of zero cases seen over recent weeks.