Liberia To Remain Vigilant After WHO Declares End Of Ebola Transmission In Country

News outlets continue to report on the WHO’s declaration that Ebola transmission has ended in Liberia.

Associated Press: Ebola transmissions over in Liberia, enters 90-day watch
“The World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola-free for a second time on Thursday after the country hardest hit by the deadly virus saw a brief resurgence of cases not long after the first time it thought the disease was gone for good…” (Paye-Layleh, 9/3).

International Business Times: Liberia Declared Ebola-Free By WHO For Second Time In 6 Months
“…In May, the WHO had declared the country free of the virus, but it recurred in July with two confirmed cases. The Ebola outbreak in the world was first recorded in December 2013…” (Sonawane, 9/3).

New York Times: Liberia: Ebola-Free, for a Second Time
“…But the Ministry of Health called for 90 days of ‘heightened surveillance’ around the country to watch for any new cases. … The government has urged all Liberians to continue observing preventive measures like washing hands and is strengthening its monitoring efforts across the country, said Dr. Francis Ketteh, Liberia’s chief medical officer…” (MacDougall, 9/3).

Reuters: Liberia declared Ebola-free for second time
“…Over 11,000 people have died in West Africa since the worst Ebola epidemic on record began over 18 months ago. Liberia has been hardest hit with over 4,800 deaths, though it has also had the most success in bringing the outbreak under control…” (Giahyue et al., 9/3).

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