WHO authoritatively announces Sierra Leone as Ebola free [ Current Affairs ]

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About WHO: WHO stands for World Health Organization. The World Health Organization is a dedicated agency of the United Nations that is related with international public health. It was established on 7th April 1948 and it’s headquarter is in Geneva of Switzerland.

  • It is a member of the United Nations Development Group.
  • Its current priorities for curing include communicable diseases in particular HIV/AIDS, Ebola, malaria and tuberculosis.

About the announcement:

  • World Health Organization has officially declared Sierra Leone Ebola - free.
  • This announcement is a major innovatory in UN to cure Ebola from three western African countries named Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
  • WHO announces after no new cases were reported over two evolution periods of human - to - human transmission of Ebola virus from which each of 21 days in Sierra Leone.
  • Guinea is the western African country which has few reported cases of Ebola since 2013.
  • In May 2015, WHO had officially declared Liberia as first country to be Ebola - free.

About Ebola:

  • Ebola previously also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever.
  • It is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus species.
  • Ebola can cause in humans and nonhuman primates.
  • Ebola is caused by infection with a virus of the family Filoviridae , genus Ebola virus.

- Published on: November 20, 2015