15 Jan 2016

Person dies from Ebola after WHO declares end to outbreak

9:50 pm on 15 January 2016

Health officials in Sierra Leone have confirmed another death from Ebola, just hours after the World Health Organisation declared an end to the outbreak in West Africa.

Authorities say a patient who died in the north had tested positive for Ebola.

When it announced the end of the outbreak yesterday, WHO warned that further cases of the disease were possible.

Ebola has killed more than 11,000 people in the past two years.