On December 29, 2015 Guinea was declared Ebola – free by the World Health Organization (WHO). As of December 20, 2015 Ebola killed almost 2,536 people in Guinea. Ebola epidemic began in Guinea in 2013. Also Read - CBSE & ICSE Board Exams 2021: Top 7 Things to do For Preparation |Watch Video
On the other hand, 9000 people died because of Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia (other West African countries). This is to note that Sierra Leone was also declared Ebola free in November 2015 while Liberia was declared Ebola free in September 2015. In order to declare a country Ebola free, when two 21-day incubation periods (42 days overall) are passed after the recovery or the death of the last patient suffering with the disease and no new cases are reported during this period. Also Read - CBSE Board Exam 2021: Tips to Cope Up With Stress For Children And Parents | Watch Video
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- According to the United Nations, 6220 Guinean children have lost one or both parents to Ebola.
- More than 100 health workers also lost their lives in the fight against the disease.
- There were more than 3,804 Ebola cases in Guinea
- According WHO, until December 20, 2015 throughout the world there have been 28,637 cases of Ebola virus disease out of which 11,315 died
Ebola disease was first reported in 1976 when two simultaneous outbreaks of the disease took place, one in Nzara, and the other in Yambuku, a village near the Ebola River. From this very Ebola River, Ebola virus got its name. The recent outbreak of Ebola disease was reported in 2014 in West Africa which included West African countries like Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
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