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Guinea’s Ebola outbreak was declared over

Back in mid-February an Ebola outbreak emerged in Guinea unfortunately taking 12 lives. Now however, it is now been declared over.

After infections were first detected, health authorities mounted a swift response, vaccinating the most at-risk groups with support from the World Health Organization (WHO).

“Thanks to new innovations and lessons learned, Guinea managed to contain the virus in four months,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa. “We are getting faster, better and smarter at fighting Ebola. But while this outbreak is over, we must stay alert for a possible resurgence and ensure the expertise in Ebola expands to other health threats such as Covid-19.”

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