Sierra Leone Declared ‘Ebola Free’

Half a world away, in Sierra Leone, there's some much needed good news. The World Health Organization says the country is now Ebola free. Ebola is a very severe virus, and Sierra Leone was one of the hardest hit countries.

Since the outbreak started nearly two years ago, the country has had far more cases of the virus than its neighbors.

Health officials say Sierra Leone has now gone 42 days since the last person confirmed to have Ebola had a second negative blood test. In the United States, a few medical workers were treated for Ebola last year, but all have recovered. No new cases of Ebola have been diagnosed since November of 2014.

Liberia was declared Ebola free two months ago. Meanwhile in Guinea, where the outbreak began two years ago, is still not Ebola free.

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