The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the end of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia today, The New York Times reports. During a press conference in the country’s capital, Monrovia, WHO officials said that 42 days (two maximum incubation periods of the virus) had passed since the burial of the last person confirmed to have been infected.
Liberia was one of three West African countries hit hardest by the virus, along with Guinea and Sierra Leone. Since March 2014, when the WHO confirmed the first infection in Liberia, there have been more than 3,000 laboratory-confirmed cases of the outbreak in the country, and at least 7,400 probable cases. More than 4,700 people have likely died from Ebola in Liberia, the Times reports.