"Earlier today, the World Health Organization announced that no new case of Ebola has emerged in Nigeria in 42 days. That's the standard length of time required for declaring the end to an outbreak, since it's twice the maximum 21-day incubation period for the virus. It's an incredible achievement — one that should assuage fears and show that Ebola can be contained. Moreover, it's proof that developing nations, with sufficient support from the international community, are fully capable of dealing with the epidemic."

As for the key elements that made Ebola containment possible:

– Effective Leadership and Public-Health Institutions
– Rapid Response to the Initial Case
– Sufficient Access to Resources
– High Quality Contact-Tracing
– Applying Lessons From Previous Outbreaks
– A Rigorous Public Education Campaign
– Screening At Borders — And A Refusal To Stop Air Travel
– Moving Forward With Vigilance

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