MONROVIA, Liberia — Authorities in Liberia are preparing to discharge the last Ebola patient in the West African country.
The head of the Incidence Management System, Tolbert Nyenswah, said the recovered patient will be released Thursday from a Chinese-built Ebola treatment unit in Monrovia, the capital. Nyenswah said Wednesday that there were no other confirmed cases of Ebola in the country and as such, Liberia can then begin to count up to 42 days to be declared Ebola free in keeping with World Health Organization protocols and standards.
He challenged all Liberians to commit themselves to achieving “zero Ebola infections” by rigidly abiding by the anti-Ebola regulations.
After causing nearly 10,000 recorded deaths since the outbreak was discovered a year ago, Ebola is also waning in Guinea but new cases continue to emerge in Sierra Leone. Nine new cases were reported in a 24-hour period, according to an update from the Sierra Leone government on Tuesday.