The World Health Organization has announced that Sierra Leone is now Ebola-free.
Transmission of the deadly virus has come to a halt and no new cases have been confirmed over the course of 42 days (September 25th, 2015).
Close to 4,000 lives were claimed by Ebola over the past 18 months.
The epidemic infected 28,600 people in three west African nations and has taken 11,300 lives since December 2013.
West Africa continues to battle the outbreak in smaller portions, but the disease still has a grip on Guinea.
A country must see a period of 42 days (two incubation periods of 21 days) without an Ebola case to be declared free from the virus.
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— WSJ Europe (@WSJeurope) November 7, 2015