“The last confirmed case of Ebola has been released from a treatment centre,” said Fode Tass Sylla of the Ebola coordination unit. The Ebola epidemic that began in Guinea in March 2014, has killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared neighboring Sierra Leone free of Ebola earlier this month after 42 days without a reported case. Liberia was declared Ebola-free in September. Only one known case of Ebola remained: a 19-day-old baby born to an infected mother that did not survive was being treated in Guinea’s capital, Conakry. After recovering and undergoing two tests that proved negative, the baby has been released from the treatment center. If no new cases are reported in the following six weeks, Guinea will be officially declared free of Ebola. The long battle against Ebola may be coming to an end.
Contributor: Cristina Herrera