Ebola: Guinea releases last 68 people from quarantine
The final 68 people who had been in contact with
an Ebola patient were released from quarantine on
Saturday, said a senior health official, raising
hopes of an end to the disease in the last West
African country with confirmed cases.
The worldâ€™s worst Ebola epidemic, which hopped
borders to kill more than 11,300 people and
devastate already fragile West African economies,
has already been declared over in Liberia and
But Guinea, where the outbreak began, has had a
more difficult time eradicating the disease, Reuters
Dr. Abdourahmane Bathily, head of the Ebola
centre in Forecariah in western Guinea, said the 68
contacts had emerged from quarantine at midnight
on Saturday morning.
â€œThere are no longer any people who had contact
with a person infected by the Ebola virus,â€ Bathily
He added that the last confirmed Ebola case was a
baby in isolation, who should be released from a
treatment centre next week, allowing for the West
African nation to begin its own countdown clock.
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