Guinea To Be Declared Free Of Ebola

Guinea To Be Declared Free Of Ebola

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Guinea free of Ebola following two years after a devastating epidemic which killed more than 2,500 people.

The declaration saw Guineans go out in celebration with concerts and fireworks as they feel liberated from what has been termed the world's most deadliest virus.

Reports from the United Nations (UN) show that over 6,220 Guinean children have all lost one or both parents to the virus with hundreds of health workers also pronounced dead as they destined to fight against the virus.

Meanwhile the government of Guinea say the extent of human damage caused by the virus was mainly due to the country's weak economic system and also poor health delivery systems - a disturbing development which has convulsed the president, Alpha Conde to double the health budget in order to inject enough confidence into the health structure of the country.

So far, the Ebola virus is feared to have affected African states as Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone with Nigeria recording only one case. Since the outbreak in the beginning of the year, major health interventions have been put in place in order to prevent the virus from spreading - top of which has been border controls and deployment of massive health care systems.

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