Ebola Outbreak Only 5 cases of disease left in Liberia

Liberia lost 8,600 people to the disease, accounting for the highest number of casualties in the worst Ebola outbreak ever recorded.

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Liberian hospital warns the public about Ebola.

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Liberia now has only five cases of the Ebola Virus Disease left, a health official in the country said on Friday, January 23.

Liberia lost 8,600 people to the disease, accounting for the highest number of casualties in the worst Ebola outbreak ever recorded.

At the peak of the epidemic, hospitals and treatment centres in the country were filled to capacity and forced to turn sick people away.

“We have five confirmed Ebola cases in Liberia as of today,” Deputy Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah said.

“It means that we are going down to zero, if everything goes well, if other people don’t get sick in other places,” Nyenswah, who also heads Liberia's Ebola taskforce, added.

Nyenswah said further that Liberia could be free of the virus by the end of February.

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