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14 Jan, 2016

Liberian epidemic ends

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Liberia passes two 21-day incubation cycles with no new Ebola cases, passing the threshold for declaring the country’s epidemic to be over. This has led the WHO to declare West Africa’s Ebola epidemic to be over as well, although the organization cautions that the region may still see flare-ups. Ebola killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa during the epidemic, which began in late 2013. WHO chief Chan:

So much was needed and so much was accomplished by national authorities, heroic health workers, civil society, local and international organizations and generous partners.