Liberians Hold Party To Celebrate The End Of Ebola disease In The Country

Published 4 years ago by: kaygee
at 12-05-2015 11:52AM (4 years ago)

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Liberia's held an official celebration of the country being declared free of Ebola. The government and the World Health Organisation made the announcement on Saturday after 42 days without a new case. During Liberia's year-long epidemic 4,700 people died - more than any other country. A public holiday was declared so pupils and workers could celebrate the virus being brought under control on Monday. The outbreak still isn't over in neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone. Liberians took to the streets with signs and posters with messages like "We will always overcome" and "We are the winner". Others danced, played drums and waved flags in celebration. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported in March 2014 and quickly became the deadliest outbreak since the disease was discovered in 1976. It's thought 26,720 cases have been reported and 11,079 people have died from it in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Mali and the US. The latest outbreak has killed five times more people than all the other known outbreaks put together.

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TammyA at 12-05-2015 07:06PM (4 years ago)
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I do not see anyone thanking the countries that helped them out of the logjam...short memories?
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tochpy at 13-05-2015 12:09PM (4 years ago)
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We thank God for this marvelous work he has done, praise be his holy name
elchymo at 19-08-2015 03:36AM (4 years ago)
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Chai. It's not easy. Thank God oo