Ebola Crisis Declared Over

January 18, 2016   //   No Comments

On 14th January, The World Health Organisation declared the widespread Ebola crisis in West Africa to be over, with Liberia joining Guinea and Sierra Leone to go 42 days without a new case.  This is double the incubation time of the virus.  It also marks an end to the world’s worst outbreak of the disease, which killed over 11,300 people in West Africa alone and with cases reaching around the globe to the US and Europe.

Although a new case of Ebola emerged on 15th January in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organisation stated that small-scale flare-ups like this can be expected. The UK led the international response to the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, committing £427 million to ending the epidemic.