The World Health Organization has declared an end to the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record, reports the New York Times. The announcement comes after the countries hit hardest by the epidemic—Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea—reported zero cases for 42 days, or two incubation periods. During its two thriving years, the epidemic killed 11,300 people and infected more than 28,500.
The Liberian government will prosecute Thomas Eric Duncan, the U.S. Ebola patient in Texas, for lying on a questionnaire when he left Liberia for the States. He reportedly answered "no" when asked if "he had cared for an Ebola patient or touched the body of anyone who had died in an Ebola-affected area."
A third American has contracted Ebola while in Liberia. The unidentified man is a doctor who was working in obstetrics—not the Ebola unit—at a hospital in the capital of Monrovia. According to The Guardian, it's not clear how he got infected with the virus. He's employed by the missionary group SIM.
The Liberian government admitted today that 17 suspected Ebola sufferers have gone "missing" from a West Point district clinic. Lewis Brown, the Information Minister, told the BBC the patients went "back into their communities." The government previously denied the patients left, claiming they were simply moved to another hospital.
Yesterday two photojournalists, Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington, were killed in the besieged Libyan city of Misrata, while covering the intense fighting there that has claimed so many lives. Their accomplishments as journalists are matched by few. They also cared deeply for the people whose stories they told.
Remember Chucky Taylor, the young American who his who helped his dictator Dad Charles Taylor brutally terrorize Liberia? (His moved to live with his father there from Orlando, and that's when the trouble began.) He now has the distinction of being the first American to be tried for torture abroad. He is a bad guy. But he's also been sending his newly-recorded rap track around and, well, we have it. Click to listen (it's actually kind of good?) and for a preview of his upcoming Rolling Stone profile.