Ebola WHO declares Liberia free of disease for 2nd time

The new declaration was made on Thursday, September 3, 2015, 42 days after the last confirmed case passed the second negative test.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Liberia Ebola free for the second time this year.

Liberia's last known Ebola patient Beatrice Yardolo (in yellow) arrives for a ceremony at the Chinese Ebola treatment unit, where she was treated, in Monrovia, Liberia, March 5, 2015. REUTERS/James Giahyue/Files play Liberia's last known Ebola patient Beatrice Yardolo (in yellow) arrives for a ceremony at the Chinese Ebola treatment unit, where she was treated, in Monrovia, Liberia, March 5, 2015. REUTERS/James Giahyue/Files

 

The new declaration was made on Thursday, September 3, 2015, 42 days after the last confirmed case passed the second negative test.

After thousands have died, Ebola is finally over in Liberia. play

After thousands have died, Ebola is finally over in Liberia.

(Boston Globe)

 

“WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission in the human population,” the UN health agency said in a statement.

Members of a Liberian Red Cross burial team, under contract from the Liberian Ministry of Health, remove the body of suspected Ebola victim Lorpu David, 30 play

Members of a Liberian Red Cross burial team, under contract from the Liberian Ministry of Health, remove the body of suspected Ebola victim Lorpu David, 30

(Time)

 

Liberia had earlier been declared free of Ebola in May but the disease made a comeback six weeks later.

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