The World Health Organization has officially declared Liberia to be Ebola-free. The country meets the criteria since it has had no new cases in 42 days, twice the incubation period. Liberia experienced 4,700 deaths from the disease, more than any other country.
While it is a huge milestone in the fight against Ebola, neighbors Sierra Leone and Guinea are both still battling Ebola, which has killed over 11,000 people in the region. After giving the declaration, the WHO warned Liberia to still remain vigilant, saying there was a “high risk” of Ebola crossing the borders and entering the country again.