WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free [ Current News (Concise) ]
U.N. health agency, World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Liberia free from Ebola Virus and this virus has killed more than 4,800 people in the country alone. Guinea and Sierra Leone are the neighbors of Liberia and only these two countries fighting to stop Ebola outbreak since it began in December 2013.
- Criteria for declaring a nation Ebola-free- if no new cases are reported over two incubation periods of virus i.e. 21 days. In case of Liberia, no new cases of Ebola were reported in past 42 days. On 27 March 2015, the last confirmed death in Liberia was reported.
- WHO (World Health Organization) has hailed Liberia’s Ebola eradication efforts as an enormous development in the long crisis and monumental achievement for the country.
- As per WHO report, the number of deaths from the Ebola epidemic till date exceeds 11,000. In Sierra Leone 3,903 have died and 2,386 have died in Guinea.
- Liberia was worst hit among the western African nations.
- Published on: May 14, 2015