The world Health Organization has said that Ebola has seized from being an “extraordinary health event” since the spreading of the virus is low.
What this implies is that for those that live outside the affected countries, the disease is no more a significant threat to public health.
Guinea is still experiencing a small cluster of cases, but Liberia and Sierra Leone have not witnessed the same in months now.
But experts say countries must remain vigilant for new flare ups of Ebola.
Ever since the disease was declared to be under control by the WHO, 12 cases of it have occurred. The most recent happened on 17th March in Guinea but it was quickl contained.
All the initial Ebola transmission chains have come to a completion in the 3 West African countries that got hit hard by the disease.
For Ebola to spread, it needs a close physical contact. The virus thrives in bodily fluids such as vomit, saliva and blood. Therefore, the care-givers to the infected stand a huge chance of being infected.
The semen of the male survivors has also been detected to contain the virus. WHO says that a international and national sensitization is needed so as to check the semen of the survivors and figure out if they can spread the infection.
Similarly, the usage of Ebola vaccine should be continued for those who will be intimate and close to the survivors who may still be the virus.
But there should be no restrictions on travel and trade with Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – any such measures should be lifted immediately, it says.