Sierra Leone’s last known Ebola patient gets a dance party
Surrounded by dancing medical staff in the Sierra Leone city of Mankeni, the last person confirmed to be treated for Ebola,danced her way down a red carpet to celebrate her release from an Ebola treatment center.
Adamah Sankoh’s discharge marks the beginning of a 42-day countdown until the World Health Organization (WHO) can officially declare Sierra Leone as being completely cleared of the Ebola virus.
According to the Associated Press, Sankoh contracted Ebola after her 23-year-old son had been infected in the Sierra Leone capital of Freetown before traveling back to his home village. Her son subsequently died from the disease. After responding well to hospital treatments, Sankoh was discharged from the hospital on Monday with an official certificate from Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma confirming that she now tests negative for the virus. Read more…