Liberia Releases Last Known Ebola Patient From Hospital

Associated Press: Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia
“Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old teacher, from a treatment center on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free…” (Paye-Layleh, 3/5).

The Guardian: Liberia almost clear of Ebola after last patient is discharged from care
“…The discharging of Beatrice Yardolo — who had spent 15 days in a Chinese-run Ebola treatment center in the Paynesville district of the Liberian capital, Monrovia — brings the West African country a step closer to declaring itself clear of Ebola…” (Jones, 3/5).

New York Times: Last Known Ebola Patient in Liberia Is Discharged
“…The authorities are still tracking more than 100 people for possible exposure to the virus. As of Thursday, no new cases of Ebola had been confirmed inside Liberia for the past 13 days, [Tolbert Nyenswah, the deputy health minister in charge of Liberia’s fight against Ebola,] said…” (Onishi, 3/5).

Wall Street Journal: Liberia’s Last Ebola Patient Released From Clinic
“…It has been a year since officials in West Africa first realized that the fever stalking their villages was Ebola, a disease that spreads through bodily fluids, often from caregiver to caregiver. Now, some believe they are nearing the end of what has been a public health catastrophe…” (Hinshaw/Morse, 3/5).

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