Jan 14, 2016 4:29 AM

World Health Organization declares Liberia free of Ebola

The Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) The World Health Organization has formally announced the end of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, joining Sierra Leone and Guinea the epicenters of the latest outbreak as Ebola-free.

WHO director Rick Brennan, director emergency risk assessment and humanitarian response, said Thursday was "a good day, an important day" thanks to the announcement.

Brennan noted a "general acknowledgment" that WHO was slow to react at the start of the outbreak, which has left some 11,000 people dead.


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