Nurse Nina Pham, the first person to contract Ebola in the the US, now virus-free, had a stop off in the White House on her way back to Dallas, and a hug from the commander in chief himself.
Hours earlier she had walked out of the clinic in which she had been quarantined since October 16th.
Her exit raised hopes of recovery for the two other Ebola patients in the country.
“I do not know how I can ever thank you, everyone, enough for their prayers and their expressions of concern, hope and love. I join you in prayer now for the recovery of others, including my colleague and friend Amber Vinson and Dr. Craig Spencer,” said Pham.
In Guinea, one of the countries hardest hit by the outbreak, schools have been closed for months, to cut the risk of infection.
Anxious to continue the childrens’ education, teachers are following training courses on how to protect pupils when the schools eventually reopen.