On Saturday, The Ebola Outbreak In Liberia Should Officially Be Over
In just two days, Liberia will celebrate what seemed an impossible dream last summer: the end of its Ebola outbreak.
Saturday, May 9 will mark the 42nd day of no new Ebola cases in the country. A person with Ebola typically shows symptoms within 21 days of exposure. But the World Health Organization adds an extra 21 days for extra caution before declaring that an outbreak has ended. So on Saturday, WHO officials and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will announce that Liberia is Ebola-free.