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Poisoning appears cause of mystery Liberia illness – WHO

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The World Health Organization says as of Wednesday the number of patients has risen to 28, with the sickness still unexplained although Ebola and Lassa fever have been ruled out

GENEVA, Switzerland (May 5, 2017) — Evidence suggests a mysterious illness that has killed 12 people in Liberia is linked to food or drink poisoning and is not a viral infection, the UN said on Friday, May 5, confirming 3 new cases. Continue reading Poisoning appears cause of mystery Liberia illness – WHO

WHO says Sierra Leone Ebola flare-up over

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FLARE-UP OVER. A picture taken on November 7, 2014 shows people walking past a billboard with a message about Ebola in Freetown. File photo by Francisco Leong/AFP
The World Health Organization is careful to warn that a recurrence of cases of the deadly tropical disease remained possible in the 3 worst affected countries

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (Mar. 18, 2016) — The latest flare-up of Ebola in Sierra Leone has ended, leaving no confirmed cases of the virus in West Africa, the United Nations said Thursday, March 17, hailing it as a “milestone.”

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WHO declares world’s worst-ever Ebola outbreak over

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The World Health Organization stresses, however, that ‘the job is not over,’ warning ‘more flare-ups are expected’

GENEVA, Switzerland (Jan. 14, 2016) — The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Thursday, January 14, that the Ebola epidemic that has ravaged west Africa for two years was over after Liberia, the last affected country, received the all-clear.

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WHO to declare Ebola outbreak over

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BEATING THE VIRUS. Liberian Ebola survivors, Nathan Gbotoe (2-L), and his son, Abraham Gbotoe (C), walk away during the discharging ceremony from the ELWA Ebola Treatment Unit in Monrovia, Liberia, December 3, 2015. Photo by Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA
The World Health Organization’s announcement is expected on January 14, with Liberia in the clear

MONROVIA, Liberia (Jan. 13, 2016) — The two-year Ebola epidemic which laid waste to communities across West Africa and killed more than 11,000 people is due to be declared over Thursday, January 14, with Liberia expecting the all-clear.

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