WHO Declares Liberia Ebola-Free for Second Time

Friday, September 4, 2015

The World Health Organization Thursday declared Liberia Ebola-free for the second time.The declaration for the second time follows an outbreak of the disease in Lower Margibi County that claimed three lives days after the country was first declared Ebola-free by the WHO.

Making the declaration in Monrovia Thursday, a senior WHO official pledged the organization’s commitment to continuing support for Liberia’s fight against the virus.

He lauded the government for its robust response to the outbreak in June which has helped to contain transmission of the virus.

In remarks at the program, Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Head of the Incident Management Team, Dr. Francis Ketteh, said the declaration was worth commending, but warned Liberians to continue observing the health protocols outlined by health officials to contain the spread of the disease.

 

Source: StarAfrica (link opens in a new window)

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