|dethalternate||Date: Monday, 20-October-2014, 8:01 PM | Message # 1|
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Nigeria has been declared officially Ebola-free after a six week period with no new cases.
Speaking at a conference in Tunis, the World Health Organisation's Director General Margaret Chan praised Nigeria's success in controlling the deadly disease - brought to the country by a Liberian diplomat in July.
Nigeria had 20 cases in total, of which eight died.
Nigeria could follow Senegal in being declared free of Ebola. The World Health Organisation is expected to make the announcement if no new cases are reported there.However, that will not ease the pain of people who have lost loved ones to the virus. Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Lagos.