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Ebola Epidemic Ended in W. Africa, Flare ups Possible
   2016-01-14 19:11:31    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Chu Yiming

A local resident in Sierra Leone is being injected with the China-developed Ebola vaccine on Oct. 11, 2015. [Photo: Xinhua]

The World Health Organisation on Thursday announced an end to the latest flare-up of the Ebola virus in Liberia.

It is a milestone since the epidemic began in the forests of eastern Guinea in December 2013, which then spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Authorities say it is too soon to declare an overall end to the epidemic.

More flare ups are expected because the virus can persist in survivors for up to a year and be transmitted through sex and other means.

The epidemic has killed more than 11 thousand three hundered people out of 28 thousand 6 hundered cases since 2013.

There were cases in seven other countries including Nigeria, the United States and Spain, though almost all deaths were in the three West African states.

Related: WHO Declares End of Ebola Outbreak in W. Africa

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