End of Ebola virus in Guinea

The United Nations health agency has declared on the 30th December the end of Ebola virus transmission in Guinea. 

The epidemic began two years ago in Guinea before spreading to neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone and, ultimately by land and air travel to seven other countries, killing over 11,300 people.

World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti said in a news release “This is the first time that all three countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – have stopped the original chains of transmission that were responsible for starting this devastating outbreak”. Read More