On 9 May 2015, WHO declares The Ebola outbreak in Liberia is over. Forty-two days have passed since the last laboratory-confirmed case was buried on 28 March. The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia is over.
Interruption of transmission is a monumental achievement for a country that reported the highest number of deaths in the largest, longest, and most complex outbreak since Ebola first emerged in 1976. At the peak of transmission, which occurred during August and September 2014, the country was reporting from 300 to 400 new cases every week.
In an effort to stop the spread of the disease and treat infected patients, the WHO Department of Service Delivery and Safety is continuing to provide leadership on IPC in the ongoing response. To deliver on this commitment, the IPC team is currently working closely with countries on specific and focused IPC projects and some team members, including myself, are undertaking frequent missions to the countries concerned. The experience so far has been exciting and very positive, with many lessons learned and outstanding collaborations with national colleagues and partners.
Ebola Numbers in countries with widespread
Ebola virus is spread mainly by contact with the body fluids of symptomatic infected persons. Stopping transition can be achieved by a combination of early diagnosis, contact tracing, patient isolation and care, infection control and performing safe medical burials.
Till now number of cases still out of control, we will give you daily updated figures about the Ebola numbers in countries with widespread cases in the most affected countries; Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone Read more…