MONROVIA, Liberia – The World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola-free for a second time on Thursday after the country hardest hit by the deadly virus saw a brief resurgence of cases not long after the first time it thought the disease was gone for good.
That started the clock over – 42 days or two incubation period of 21 days – before Liberia could return to being free of transmission. On Thursday, officials announced they had made it without any more cases.
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“Today is a day to celebrate, but we must not forget what we have learned,” Chief Medical Officer Francis Kateh said. “As long as there is one person with Ebola in our region, Ebola is a threat.”
Please continue to pray for all of those affected by this awful disease. Ebola affected every aspect of life in Liberia and surrounding Sierra Leone and Guinea. The recovery process will take years, perhaps generations.
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With gratitude ~ Deborah