Ebola Outbreak in Guinea- Finally ends: Declared by WHOHealth Connects
The country of Guinea, where the first outbreak of Ebola virus came, has finally been declared free of the disease after two years, declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday (Dec. 29).
This deadly Ebola had already killed more than 11,300 people worldwide, mostly in Liberia, Siberia and Guinea.
To earn this specification, the country of Guinea needed to go 42 days since the last case of Ebola tested the negative for the virus. According to the U.N. World Health Organization, the country now enters a 90-day period of heigthened observation.
As a post-Ebola period reconstruction will be stressed, Lu stated that China will perform measures raised at the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in South Africa in the month of December, and help those countries develop most especially their public disease-control and health systems.
On Wednesday, President Alpha Conde is anticipated at an official celebration in Conakry, bordered by representatives from dozens of organizations and donor countries, from Doctors having no Borders to the Red Cross, that were responders in the crisis.
In Guinea, a strong current growth has been curtailed, while Liberia has resumed growth. But in Sierra Leone, a severe recession is happening, according to the World Bank, which has mobilised $1.
It was on the 7th day of November when Ebola transmission was declared over in Sierra Leone.
“It’s the best year-end present that God could give to Guinea, and the best news that Guineans could hope for”, Alama Kambou Dore, an Ebola survivor told AFP news agency.
From 2013 to 2015, the Guineans has suffered, endured, lived, survived, stigmatised, rejected and even humiliated because of the disease that came from nowhere.
Now, WHO compliments the government of Guinea and its people on the important achievement of the end of the Ebola outbreak, according to WHO Representative in Guinea, Dr. Mohamed Belhocine.