The World Health Organisation declares the widespread Ebola crisis in West Africa is over.
The West Africa Ebola epidemic is now over.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated that it is no longer a public health emergency of international concern.
WHO had declared the end of human-to-human transmission of the virus in all 3 of the worst-affected countries - but small-scale flare-ups of the disease will occur.
The risk of Ebola to the general public in the UK remains very low. Ebola can only be transmitted by direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected person or animal.
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