United Nation and Mali government declares country Ebola-free

Mali Government has declared country Ebola free. It was announced after no new case of deadly virus was reported in last 42-day period (i.e. two incubation periods of 21 days for Ebola virus).

While, United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has also declared that Mali as Ebola free.

Key facts

  • Mali was the sixth West African country to record cases of Ebola virus.
  • First case was reported in October 2014.
  • As per World Health Organisation (WHO) in Mali, in total 8 cases were reported, killing 6 of them.

According to WHO, it is the worst Ebola (viral haemorrhagic fever) outbreak in history which has infected at least 21,296 people.

Till date deadly Ebola virus has killed more than 8,400 people mostly from West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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