Is Ebola on the return?

2 February 2016

Earlier this month the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that West Africa was Ebola-free, as all of the channels of transmission had been stopped for the disease that has so far killed more than 11,300 people and infected over 28,500, in three countries.

The first announcement of this kind had been released to the press in May 2015. Unfortunately, two more flare-ups have since followed, until the last patient of Ebola was finally tested negative twice one month and a half ago.

The news of the recent death in Sierra Leone could mark the beginning of a new outbreak in one of the hardest-hit countries, alongside Guinea and Liberia. All three countries had reported no cases for more than forty days.

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