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Guinea’s last Ebola patient released

By Park Sae-jin Posted : November 18, 2015, 17:02 Updated : November 18, 2015, 17:02
A 19-day-old baby boy, Guinea's last known Ebola patient has recovered and been released from a treatment centre in the capital Conakry, a health official said on Monday.
The baby was born in the Nongo Ebola treatment centre to an infected mother who did not survive.

Sixty-eight people who had been in contact with the country's last cluster of patients and were deemed at risk of developing the haemorrhagic fever were released from quarantine on Saturday.
A spokesman for Guinea's Ebola co-ordination unit said two tests on the patient - a baby - had been negative.

More than 11,000 people has killed in West Africa due to this epidemic, which began in Guinea,

Neighbouring Sierra Leone and Liberia have already been declared Ebola-free.

If no new cases are reported in the next six weeks then, Guinea will be declared officially free of Ebola.

By Ruchi Singh

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