Guinea declared Ebola-free

Guinea declared Ebola-free

Guinea declared Ebola-free

Written by Tharushan Fernando

29 Dec, 2015 | 4:44 pm

Guinea has been declared Ebola free, but the virus claimed the life of 2500 in the West African nation

The virus, though eliminated, left its mark on the country’s economy, the health and education sectors.The government, together with representatives of donor nations and NGOs, will hold an official ceremony to mark the declaration. The ceremony will also pay tribute to the 115 health workers who died fighting Ebola and Ebola awareness team who were killed by hostile locals in Womey.

Liberia is now the only country still counting down for an end to the devastating epidemic.

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