The United Nations World Health Organization made an announcementthat Ebola is no longer an international health threat. This comes a year and a half after the first case was diagnosed in the U.S. The medical and scientific response in West Africa has been strong and no new cases have occurred in months.
Additionally, the BBC reports that all the original chains of Ebola transmission in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have ended.
Despite being downgraded to a low threat, if you plan on traveling to West Africa, it’s still advised to be precautious and talk to your doctor before you go. Ebola is spread through bodily fluids including saliva and blood. While it is important to be educated, there is no longer a travel ban and the emergency is over.
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