Guinea declares end to latest Ebola outbreak

“I commend the communities affected, the government and people of Guinea, health workers, partners and everyone else whose dedicated efforts have made it possible to contain this Ebola outbreak,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General.

“Based on the lessons of the 2014-2016 outbreak and through swift, coordinated response efforts, community engagement, effective public health measures and the equitable use of vaccines, Guinea managed to control the outbreak and limit its spread beyond its borders prevent. ”The United Nations said it will continue to provide post-illness care.

The CDC welcomed the news in a statement.

“I commend the government and first responders in Guinea for ending the country’s Ebola outbreak,” said CDC director Rochelle Walensky. “Our deepest condolences go to the people who have lost loved ones to this illness. CDC continues to seek to support survival programs and strengthen the global preparedness and response capacities that can prevent or eradicate future Ebola outbreaks. “

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