Sierra Leone Is Officially Ebola-Free
It’s the picture of health. The world’s worst Ebola outbreak ravaged the West African nation for 19 long months, racking up 8,704 infections and 3,589 deaths. Sierra Leone had never reported a case of Ebola before 2014, and its infrastructure was poorly prepared to deal with the scourge. But an immense international effort has paid off, with the World Health Organization declaring over the weekend that Sierra Leone is free of the disease. Now all eyes turn to Guinea, where three new Ebola cases arose last month.