No new Ebola cases in Liberia for more than two weeks, says WHO

March 12, 2015 8:42 AM

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No new Ebola cases in Liberia for more than two weeks, says WHO

No new case of the deadly Ebola virus has been registered in Liberia since February 19, the World Health Organization said today, also hailing positive signs in Sierra Leone and Guinea. Liberia, long the hardest-hit country in the Ebola epidemic that has killed nearly 10,000 people in west Africa, "has now gone well over two weeks without a new reported case," said Bruce Aylward, who heads WHO's Ebola response.

Since the outbreak began in December, 2013, 24,282 people in nine countries have been infected with the virus, and 9,976 of them have died, according to the latest figures. All but 15 of those deaths have happened in the three west African countries ravaged by the outbreak.

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