Liberia releases last known Ebola patient from care

March 5, 2015 4:04 PM

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MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia's last Ebola patient left hospital on Thursday to cheers of delight from friends and family, a year after the West African country reported its first case.

The capital Monrovia was once at the heart of an epidemic that has killed nearly 10,000 across West Africa. Liberia has reported no new Ebola cases in 13 days, but can be deemed Ebola-free only after 42 days have passed - a timeframe representing double the normal incubation period for the virus.

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