Liberia declared free of Ebola.
Liberia declared Ebola-free.

The West African nation of Liberia has been declared free of Ebola. More than 4700 lives were claimed by the virus inside its borders – the highest death toll of any country. During August and September last year, almost 400 people were falling ill each and every week. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said that the fallout of the outbreak was 'a scar on the conscience of the world'. The World Health Organisation (WHO) made the official declaration as 42 days had passed since the last victim was buried. The agency hailed the cessation of cases as a “monumental achievement” for Liberia. The British FCO has yet to downgrade its travel advisory that warns against all but essential travel to the country. Read more:

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