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