Strong community involvement prevented Ebola cases in Sierra Leone

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Kadiatu Bangura and her 6-year-old son on the day that Camp Hope, a temporary Ebola quarantine facility, closed down. Kadiatu had been separated from her child as she was a high-risk contact. Photo: UNICEF Sierra Leone/2015/Kassaye

Sierra Leone is down to its last chain of Ebola virus transmission, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Monday.

The UN health agency said for the first time the country has not had any new cases of the disease since the outbreak began more than a year ago.

Dr Margaret Harris is WHO Spokesperson on Ebola who is based in the capital, Freetown.

She tells Dianne Penn that strong community involvement has been behind this accomplishment.

Duration: 2'32"

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