WHO Declares Liberia Ebola Free
This is really Good News. I’m so Happy for Liberia after the dreaded EVD nearly tore the country apart. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Liberia
free of the Ebola virus, as the country has had no new
cases in 42 days.
Last September, Liberia was seeing 400 cases a week, with
hospitals full and bodies lying in the streets. A public health
campaign was launched to stem the epidemic, and the last
confirmed death was on 27 March. The Ebola outbreak has
claimed over 11,000 lives in the region, and remains active
in Guinea and Sierra Leone.
BBC reports that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is
celebrating. She is due to take a bus tour around the capital
thanking healthcare workers and community people in a
victory parade. She also indicated how traumatised she
and the nation remain. “Even today if you hear an
ambulance siren you shake a little bit,” she said.
Sirleaf also expects her counterparts in Guinea and Sierra
Leone to call to congratulate her on her victory. Officials
say it was collective effort and resilience that eventually