Sierra Leone free of Ebola
Sierra Leone has finally been declared as an Ebola-free country, 18 months and over 14,000 cases since it first appeared in the country.
Following the customary 42 days of waiting since the last known case, the World Health Organization made the declaration on Friday.
Over 4000 people died in the country from the virus, and the citizens will certainly be hoping the last has been seen of this epidemic.
The WHO rep in the country, Dr. Anders Nordstrom said: “We now have a unique opportunity to support Sierra Leone to build a strong and resilient public health system ready to detect and respond to the next outbreak of the disease or any other public health threat.”