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Guinea’s last Ebola patient released from care centre

The last known Ebola patient in Guinea has
recovered and been released from a treatment
centre in the capital, Conakry, health officials say.

A spokesman for Guinea’s Ebola co-ordination unit
said two tests on the patient – a baby – had been

Guinea will be declared officially free of Ebola if no
new cases are reported in the next six weeks, the
BBC reports.

The epidemic, which began in Guinea, has killed
more than 11,000 people in West Africa.

“The last confirmed case of Ebola has been
released from a treatment centre,” said Fode Tass
Sylla of the Ebola co-ordination unit.

“We did two tests after his treatment and they
came back negative.”

The 19-day-old baby was born in the Nongo Ebola
treatment centre but his infected mother did not
survive, Reuters reported.

Sierra Leone was declared Ebola-free by the World
Health Organization earlier this month after 42
days without a single declared case.

Liberia was declared free of the disease in

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first
reported in March 2014.

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