A year after Ebola crisis, new cases
A year after the World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a global emergency last August 8, cases are beginning to appear again.
The death toll has risen to more than 11,000 people since March 2014, with Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone being the most deeply affected. More than 26,000 have contracted the virus.
In early summer, Haja Koroma, a nurse based in Kenema, Sierra Leone, was just getting comfortable with the idea that her town had been virus-free for more than 100 days—and might stay that way. Schools reopened in March, and employment rates have been returning to pre-Ebola crisis levels.