Sierra Leone’s last known Ebola patient emerged from a treatment center Monday singing and dancing, marking a celebratory start to the 42-day countdown to the country being declared free of the virus.
President Ernest Bai Koroma was among a joyful throng waiting to receive Adama Sankoh on the outskirts of the north-central city of Makeni. He presented her with a discharge certificate, as staff from the International Medical Corps facility clapped and beat drums.
“Everyone just wants this to be over,” said Bill Boyes, a spokesman for the Los Angeles-based group that cared for Sankoh.
Sierra Leone was one of the three West African countries hardest hit by Ebola, accounting...