Humanitarian Health Action

WHO Grade 3 emergency

End of Ebola transmission in Guinea

Man wearing tshirt with text
WHO/Cristiana Salvi
Man wearing tshirt with text "together we shall overcome Ebola" at a social mobilization event in Guinea

Brazzaville, 1 June 2016 - Today the World Health Organization (WHO) declares the end of Ebola virus transmission in the Republic of Guinea. Forty-two days have passed since the last person confirmed to have Ebola virus disease tested negative for the second time. Guinea now enters a 90-day period of heightened surveillance to ensure that any new cases are identified quickly before they can spread to other people.