The West Africa Ebola epidemic is over.

The World Health Organization has declared the end of human-to-human transmission of the virus in all 3 of the worst-affected countries.

Small-scale flare-ups of the disease are still possible - but 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.

The outbreak of the Ebola virus in 2014 primarily affected 3 countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In total, 28,600 cases and 11,300 deaths have been reported by the World Health Organisation (6 January 2016).

See how the government worked to prevent the spread of Ebola to the UK as well as tackling the disease at source in the main countries affected.

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