Ebola Declared Dead in Liberia

After killing more than 4000 people Ebola was declared “dead” in Liberia by the World Health Organization. “On Saturday, the streets in downtown Monrovia, where ambulances had roared in August and September, were quiet and calm. Many people expressed a sense of relief.”

 

The W.H.O. says “There were more than 3,000 confirmed Ebola cases in Liberia, and 7,400 suspected or probable cases, with more than 4,700 deaths estimated to have occurred since the outbreak was declared there in March 2014.”

 

“There were 189 healthcare workers, among the 4,700 deaths that died during this period”, according to the New York Times.

 

Liberia has gone without a new case for 42 days, twice the maximum incubation period, which is why it’s now deemed free of Ebola”, stated CNN

 

An organization is already making reforms to respond more rapidly and effectively to public health emergencies. “We have an extensive program of work to implement these changes and will be reporting to the World Health Assembly later this month,” Jasarevic wrote CNN.