WHO declares Guinea Ebola free

Ebola2The World Health Organization (WHO) has today December 29, 2015 declared Guinea free of Ebola. The announcement comes two years after the deadly epidemic broke in that country.

Ebola killed more than 2,500 people in Guinea.

A country is considered free of human-to-human transmission of Ebola once two 21-day incubation periods have passed since the last known case tested negative for a second time.

More than 9,000 people have been killed by the disease since it reemergence in West Africa.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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