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  • The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Senegal is over - WHO

    The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Senegal is over

    Ebola situation assessment - 17 October 2014

    Senegal is now free of Ebola virus transmission

    Forty-two days have now passed since the last contact of Senegal’s single confirmed case of Ebola virus disease completed the requisite 21-day monitoring period, under medical supervision, developed no symptoms, and tested negative for the virus.

    WHO officially declares Senegal free of Ebola virus transmission.

    Please read more: WHO

    - The first case is quickly detected, tested and laboratory-confirmed

    - Contact tracing and follow-up

    - Factors that contributed to success


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