Liberia Is Ebola Free But West Africa Still Has Work To Do
The World Health Organization has declared that the Ebola outbreak in Liberia is over but West Africa still isn't out of the woods yet.By Ben Lawson | May 9, 2015
The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak of Ebola in Liberia is over.
It was once the nation hit hardest by the disease. More than 4,700 Liberians lost their lives during the outbreak. During the peak of the epidemic, flights were cancelled into the country, fuel and food supplies ran low and schools, businesses and borders were closed.
But now it's been 42 days since a case of Ebola was confirmed in Liberia. That's twice the normal incubation period for the disease.