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WHO says Sierra Leone records zero Ebola infection


New York – The World Health Organisation (WHO) says for the first time in over a year, there are no people in Sierra Leone being treated for the Ebola virus and no other confirmed cases in the country.
A WHO statement on Wednesday stated that the milestone was marked on Monday with a ceremony celebrating the release of the country’s final Ebola survivor from treatment.
It said that surrounded by singing and dancing health workers, Ms. Adama Sankou, the last Ebola case in Sierra Leone, left the Makheni Ebola treatment unit on Monday.
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WHO also reported that Sierra Leone’s President, Ernest Bai Koroma, described her release as the beginning of the end of Ebola while acknowledging that continued efforts must be made in fighting the disease.
The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa began in March 2014, resulting in more than 11,000 deaths.
According to WHO, it is the largest and most complex outbreak since the Ebola virus was first discovered four decades ago. (PANA/NAN)

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