October 20, 2014
Nigeria and Senegal have been declared clear of Ebola, as all identified as at-risk residents have been monitored for over 21 days without displaying symptoms. A country must pass a 42-day surveillance period with no new cases to be declared free of Ebola by the WHO. The Spanish nurse who was hospitalized with the disease is well on the way to recovering from it. In Dallas, forty-three people who came into contact with Thomas Duncan, the first case found in the U.S., have been cleared as well. One more person being monitored is expected to be cleared later Monday, and four more soon. The virus is still rampant in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and more than 4,500 people have died from the disease.