The Sunday Telegraph

Guinea’s Ebola flare-up ends with 12 dead


The World Health Organisati­on has announced the end of Guinea’s second Ebola outbreak which was declared in February and claimed 12 lives.

At 16 confirmed cases and seven probable infections, the limited size of the flare-up has been credited to experience from the 2013-16 epidemic, which killed more than 11,300, mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Just 12 people died this time around. Guinea had to wait 42 days – twice the incubation period – without a new case to declare the outbreak over.

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