May 09

WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola

Following more than a month during which no new Ebola cases were reported in the country, Liberia was officially declared Ebola-free on Saturday by the World Health Organization.

In our news wrap Thursday, Liberia’s president lifted a state of emergency that restricted citizen movement, citing progress against Ebola. More than half of the more than 5,000 people who have died from the disease have been from that country.

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