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The end of the Ebola outbreak

Liberia no EbolaTe World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Liberia free of Ebola. It puts an end to the outbreak in West Africa, with Liberia joining Guinea and Sierra Leone to go 42 days without a new case - which is double the incubation time of the virus.

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It also marks an end to the world’s worst outbreak of the disease, which killed over 11,300 people in West Africa alone and with cases reaching around the globe to the US and Europe.

The UK led the international response to the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, committing £427 million to ending the epidemic.

Director General of the World Health Organisation, Margaret Chan said:" So much was needed and so much was accomplished by national authorities, heroic health workers, civil society, local and international organizations and generous partners. But our work is not done and vigilance is necessary to prevent new outbreaks."


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