But health officials are wary, because the virus has returned before after apparently having been eliminated.
A country is considered free of Ebola transmission once two 21-day incubation periods have passed since the last known case tests negative for a second time.
The National Ebola Response Center had deployed teams to conduct surveillance and trace people who were in contact with the woman, said OB Sisay, the center’s director.
Last year’s deadly outbreak infected more than 28,000 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and killed more than 11,300. Worldwide partners supported the government by providing technical assistance, personnel, food, supplies and equipment.
“Whom proclaims Liberia lacking Ebola infection gear train among the population”.
But Bayraytay said the woman’s death re-emphasizes the government’s warning for Sierra Leoneans to be vigilant, not intransigent.
The detection of a new case of Ebola in Sierra Leone over the weekend after the West African country had marked nearly three weeks of zero cases has prompted the use of an experimental vaccine to fight the disease, according to the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO). The woman, who died and was safely buried August 29, was treated at home in Kafta village, so more Ebola cases are expected, Lamunu said.
He said the only sure way Sierra Leone would be able to defeat Ebola in the various communities is when people continue to utilize the 117 toll free telephone numbers.
Sources however, revealed that the state government declined the offer to play host to the match involving Sierra Leone, which has just come out of the scourge of the dreaded Ebola disease.