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Liberia declared Ebola free, though risks remain, WHO warns
Liberia declared Ebola free, though risks remain, WHO warns

Just over 13 months since Liberia’s first case of Ebola, the West African nation Saturday was declared free of the deadly disease, 42 days after the burial of the last fatal victim on March 28. In the world’s worst outbreak since Ebola’s discovery in 1976, more people were killed in Liberia than any other nation, as the disease swept through densely populated neighborhoods of the capital city, Monrovia. Amid the celebration Saturday, there was a note of caution from the World Health Organization because neighbors Sierra Leone and Guinea continue to struggle with the disease.. “While WHO is confident that Liberia has interrupted transmission, outbreaks persist in...

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