Sunday, 8 November 2015

Sierra Leone Declared Ebola Free

Sierra-Leonans celebrating
The World Health Organization has declared Sierra Leone free of Ebola.

The announcement was made in Freetown by a WHO representative, Anders Nordstrom on November 7.

A country is declared free of Ebola after two 21-days incubation periods (42 days)  have passed and the last known case tests negative.

Following the announcement, Sierra Leone commenced it's 90 days enhanced surveillance which will run until 5 February 2016. The surveillance is to ensure a resilient zero as well as detect and respond to any potential Ebola flare ups.

Hopefully, the last country with some cases of Ebola, Guinea will also be free soon.

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