Sierra Leone declared Ebola free in boon for African mining

By James Sean Dickson
Published: Monday, 09 November 2015

The West African nation has had a difficult existence for the duration of the Ebola epidemic, but the outbreak has now officially ended in the country, according to the WHO. While the country’s economy has been damaged by the spread of the virus and thousands have died, positive long-term influences, especially in healthcare structure and organisation, may serve to sweeten the painful legacy of the disease.

Sierra Leone has been officially declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization (WHO), leading to celebrations by citizens and mining companies alike.

The WHO said on Saturday that 42 days, or two virus incubation cycles, have passed since the last person confirmed to have Ebola tested negative on two separate occasions....

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