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A baby girl named Nubia was the last known Ebola patient in a two-year West Afridan epidemic, declared Ebola-free on November 7.
“We did two tests that turned up negative. She is completely cured of Ebola,” said Fodé Tass Sylla, spokesman for Guinea’s Ebola coordination unit.
She was born on October 27 to an infected mother who did not survive. She received treatment from medical charity Medicines Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders or MSF).
“We are pleased that she has been tested negative, but as she is the first infected baby to have recovered, she will continue to receive specialized medical support before going back home,” said Laurence Sailly, MSF’s emergency coordinator in Guinea.
It is said that the epidemic, the worst known Ebola outbreak in history, began in Guinea’s forest region nearly two years ago. More than 28,000 people were infected and more than 11,000 of them died, nearly all of them in West African neighbors Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Source: NBC News