Countries at heart of Ebola outbreak see first virus-free week

October 7, 2015 6:54 PM

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Countries at heart of Ebola outbreak see first virus-free week

DAKAR The three West African countries at the heart of an Ebola epidemic recorded their first week with no new cases since the outbreak was declared in March 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

The U.N. agency said that more than 11,000 people have died in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in the world's worst known occurrence of Ebola, but there were no new cases in the week to Oct. 4.

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