Nigeria declared Ebola-free after containing virus

October 20, 2014 10:31 AM

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Nigeria declared Ebola-free after containing virus

ABUJA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization declared Nigeria Ebola free on Monday after a 42 day period with no new cases, in a success story with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus.

"Nigeria is now free of Ebola," WHO representative Rui Gama Vaz told a news conference in the capital Abuja, prompting a round of applause from other officials.

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