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Last Ebola Patient in Liberia Released

Last Ebola Patient in Liberia Released
IOM Ebola treatment unit in Grand Cape Mount, Liberia UNMEER / Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0

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Last Ebola Patient in Liberia Released

IOM Ebola treatment unit in Grand Cape Mount, Liberia

IOM Ebola treatment unit in Grand Cape Mount, Liberia by UNMEER

Liberia has released its last Ebola patient. BBC reported. The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed this, saying there have been no new cases of Ebola since May 2014.

The last Ebola patient, 58-year old English teacher Beatrice Yardolo, felt excited and said, “I am one of the happiest human beings today on earth because it was not easy going through this situation and coming out alive.”

She was admitted in an Ebola treatment center run by the Chinese in Monrovia’s Paynesville district. She thanked God and the health workers for helping her return to normal life, which she did not expected to happen.

Liberia “reported no new confirmed cases” during the week to March 1, according to the UN health agency’s report late Wednesday.

There had been 23,969 cases of Ebola since its outbreak in December 2013 with 9,807 deaths, according to latest figures. Out of the 9,807 cases, 4,117 deaths occurred in Liberia. The latest news of Liberia being Ebola-free came as a big relief. Six months ago, the country was recording 300 new cases each week.

Yardolo was the lone patient in the Ebola ward in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, or anywhere in the country.

“Who wouldn’t dance?” said ecstatic James Dorbor Jallah, national coordinator for the Ebola task force of Liberia.

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