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WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola

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By Euronews
WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola

<p>The World Health Organisation has declared that Liberia is free of Ebola.</p> <p>It means the latest outbreak of the deadly disease is effectively over.</p> <p>The <span class="caps">WHO</span> said there have been forty two days without a new case being reported in the West African country.</p> <p>Guinea and Sierra Lone were declared free of Ebola last year.</p> <p>The EU’s humanitarian aid commissioner admits Brussels was too slow to react.</p> <p>“We are now setting up a European medical corps, together with our member states, mobilising medical personal and equipment from our member states for a joint response on the ground,” Christos Stylianides told euronews.</p> <p>Thursday’s declaration from the <span class="caps">WHO</span> comes because it is 42 days since Liberia’s last Ebola patient tested negative. </p> <p>Ebola has claimed more than 11,000 lives since the end of 2013.</p>