West Africa Is Ebola-Free, But The Virus Could Easily Return
West Africa has been declared Ebola-free after no one tested positive in the last 42 days, but health officials are still concerned about flare-ups.By Grant Suneson | January 14, 2016
The World Health Organization announced the Ebola outbreak has ended in the three West African countries that were most affected by the virus: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Those nations have been declared Ebola free since no one has tested positive for the virus in the last 42 days, or two incubation cycles. But health officials aren't celebrating just yet. (Video via BBC)
In a statement, WHO said, “more flare-ups are expected" and "strong surveillance and response systems will be critical in the months to come.”