The worst Ebola outbreak in the world is now ending, according to a new report.
The Global Health Emergency Response Network (GHERTN) said on Friday that the outbreak of the disease was over after more than 8,400 people died, but the virus is still spreading in West Africa.
The death toll is now around 7,500 and there are more than 1.8 million confirmed cases, according a report by the organisation.GHERTGN is the WHO’s health emergency response network and was formed in February 2014 to coordinate the international response to the pandemic.GHETN has a network of over 2,400 teams working across all five WHO member countries, the report said.
The Ebola virus is transmitted by direct contact with bodily fluids from an infected person.
It has been detected in people in over two dozen countries.GHERN said there were currently no confirmed cases in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the three countries hardest hit by the outbreak.
In Guinea, health workers have tested all people who had contact with an Ebola patient in the past three days.
In Sierra Leone, more than 200 people have tested positive for the virus.
The report also said the WHO was working to reduce transmission by isolating infected people from close contacts.GHERGN is working with the World Health Organization, WHO and partners to reduce the transmission of Ebola virus through isolation and prevention.