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Guinea’s Last Ebola Case Leaves Hospital

Guinea’s Last Ebola Case Leaves HospitalGuinea’s Last Ebola Case Leaves Hospital

 A one-month-old baby girl who was Guinea’s last reported Ebola case left hospital on Saturday, delighting medical staff and putting the country on course to be declared free of the deadly virus. Guinea will become officially Ebola-free after 42 days if no new cases are reported following the recovery of baby Nubia -- thought to be the first baby to survive after being born to an infected mother, reports Reuters. An Ebola outbreak has killed about 11,300 people mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since it began two years ago. Liberia is now the only country with confirmed cases after the virus re-emerged for a third time. “This is a very happy day for us,” said Laurence Sailly, head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres’(MSF) emergency team in Guinea. “It was very moving for us and the family to be able to touch her without gloves.”

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