One of the deadliest virus outbreaks of recent times that took a death toll of millions of people and spread across continents is the deadly Ebola virus. Now, nearly two years after the initial spread of the virus, Guinea in Africa, one of the worst affected countries has been officially declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization (WHO). This declaration came after the country managed to go 42 days without reporting any new cases. It is to be noted that neighboring countries like Sierra Leone and Liberia, two other African countries that were hit badly by the Ebola outbreak have now been declared Ebola free.
Health workers have been instructed to remain vigilant and to take all measures to prevent the spread and recurrence of Ebola virus in the future. Similarly, WHO has made announcements to make people come forward if there are any new cases found and to undergo the required treatments. This will prevent the spread of the epidemic in the future.
Since, Ebola virus was announced as an epidemic in the African subcontinent more than 12,000 people have been killed by it in the African nations of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Renee.