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    WHO Declares Guinea Ebola-Free

    It may be under control. After more than 2,500 deaths, the country’s leaders plan to celebrate with fireworks and concerts now that the World Health Organization has declared Guinea free of the deadly virus, with no new cases in the last 42 days — twice Ebola’s incubation period. An official said the mood was “humble,” noting that entire families had been lost. It’s the first time since the outbreak that Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have all passed clearance tests — but experts warn that close monitoring is vital to keep the disease from returning with a vengeance.

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