Last Known Ebola Patient in Sierra Leone Discharges From Hospital
Last Known Ebola Patient in Sierra Leone Discharges From Hospital © REUTERS/ Baz Ratner
00:00 26.08.2015(updated 00:32 26.08.2015) Get short URL
The last registered Ebola patient in Sierra Leone on Tuesday was released from a hospital.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Adama Sankoh, the last registered Ebola patient in Sierra Leone on Tuesday was released from a hospital, Al Jazeera reported.
The Ebola virus killed about 4,000 citizens in Sierra Leone after the first case of infection was registered in 2014.
According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) rules, a country can be declared Ebola-free in 42 days after the last registered case would show the negative reaction for the virus twice. Earlier, the WHO declared Liberia Ebola-free after about 4,700 people died because of the virus.
More than 27,600 people have been infected with the Ebola virus and more than 11,200 have died during the Ebola epidemic that began in Guinea in 2014, and later spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
According to the WHO, there are no officially registered vaccines against Ebola, but some countries, as the United Kingdom, Canada and Russia conducted tests of their own vaccines against the virus.