Sierra Leone declared Ebola-free – Watch


Sierra Leone has now officially been declared Ebola-free, after 42 days went by without a single case of the disease.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed the news, which set the country into celebrations.

Thousands of people took to the streets of the capital, Freetown, early November 2015, cheering and chanting songs through the night.

There were further cheers when the WHO local representative made the official announcement.

The outbreak killed almost 4,000 people in Sierra Leone over the past 18 months.

Dr Oliver Johnson, from the King’s Sierra Leone partnership, said:

“There’s a sense of relief that this might finally be over and maybe a bit of disbelief that after so many false starts, or false ends, we might finally be there”.

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

TNT News


Photo Credit: Euronews

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