Guinea’s Ebola Outbreak is over, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said again.
According to WHO report, it’s been six weeks the last confirmed Ebola patient has tested negative for the virus. The source of infection for the latest outbreak was most likely due to exposure to infected body fluids from an Ebola survivor. “We must continue to be vigilant to ensure that we rapidly detect and stop any new cases that may occur,” said WHO Guinea representative Abou Bekr Gaye.
After been declared free of Ebola in December, Guinea reported confirmed seven cases and three probable infections in March and April. In Liberia, three new Ebola cases were reported in early April, with the last patient testing negative on April. Liberia will be declared free of Ebola by June if no new cases occur. The disease has killed more than 11,000 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone during an outbreak which began in December 2013.
The WHO has lifted its global health alert on Ebola at the end of March, meaning the virus no longer constitutes a global health emergency.