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Nigeria is Ebola-free, says WHO

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Nigeria is Ebola-free, says WHO


The World Health Organisation (WHO) has officially declared Nigeria free of the deadly Ebola virus.

This comes after one determined doctor and thousands of officials and volunteers helped end an outbreak still ravaging other parts of West Africa.

The virus has killed more than 4,500 people across the three most affected countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia,
where patients are being turned away from overflowing clinics.

Senegal, where one case was imported from Guinea, was declared Ebola-free on Friday by the WHO.

Norway’s first person infected with Ebola has been declared healthy and not contagious.

Silje Lehne Michalsen, a medic from charity Médecins Sans Frontières, had been infected in Sierra Leone.

She was flown to Oslo in a custom-build air ambulance where she got the best available treatment.

Meanwhile Spanish nurse Teresa Romero has tested negative for the deadly virus.

Reports say her health is slowly improving.

Patients who came in contact with Romero have shown no symptoms.

Romero was the first person to contract the virus outside of West Africa after treating patients who had returned from Sierra Leone.

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