On 25 August 2015 I wrote a post about a patient and medical staff celebrating the release of the last patient and starting the countdown to being Ebola free – Singing and Dancing with Ebola. If there were no Ebola cases for 42 days the country would be declared Ebola free. Now almost three months later I am writing again. It wasn’t until 7 November that Sierra Leone had 42 days with no new cases. Again they celebrated with singing and dancing.
I especially like the hearse driver at 1:40 in the video.
On the same day, 7 November, the BBC reported that the last Ebola case in Guinea had tested negative twice so the 42 day countdown had started. She was a three week old baby whose mother was infected and died after giving birth.
Liberia had been declared Ebola free on 9 May 2015 but then there were more cases but on 3 September Liberia was again declared Ebola free. Yesterday, 20 November, three new cases were reported in Liberia.
I hope and pray that soon all three countries will be rejoicing.