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Breaking: Sierra Leone Ebola flare-up over, says WHO

The latest flare-up of Ebola in Sierra Leone has ended, leaving no confirmed cases of the virus in West Africa, the UN said Thursday, hailing a “milestone” in the fight against the outbreak.

A seller of bananas walks past a slogan painted on a wall reading "Ebola" in Monrovia on August 31, 2014. Liberia on August 30, 2014 said it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control. AFP PHOTO

“The World Health Organization joins the government of Sierra Leone in marking the end of the recent flare-up of Ebola virus disease in the country,” a statement said.

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