Guinea marks "important milestone" with end of Ebola transmission

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After being kept closed for three months due to the Ebola outbreak, schools across Guinea reopened in January 2015 with the help of UNICEF and other Ebola response partners. File Photo: UNMEER/Martine Perret

The Ebola outbreak in Guinea has ended, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday.

This is an "important milestone," according to the UN agency, as the first infection of the disease started in the West African country two years ago this month.

Guinea was one of three countries in the region hardest hit by Ebola, which has killed more than 11,000 people.

The others were Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Mamadou Alpha Diallo has been speaking with WHO spokesperson Tarik Jašarević .

Duration: 4'11″

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