HUFFINGTON POST
01/30/2015 04:33 pm ET Updated Feb 04, 2015

These Photos Show Liberia's Hope And Relief As Ebola Wanes

The Ebola outbreak that wreaked havoc in west African countries over the past year is finally showing signs of receding.

The number of new Ebola cases has plummeted in recent weeks, with the World Health Organization counting 99 confirmed new cases in the week to January 25, the lowest number since June 2014.

Since the outbreak began in December 2013, Ebola has killed 8,810 people, the vast majority in three countries: Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. The virus continues to spread in Guinea, but the number of cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone has fallen dramatically recently. Last week, the Liberian government said there were just five confirmed cases left in the country.

In the worst days of the outbreak, Liberia locked down neighborhoods and enforced cremations in its struggle to contain the virus. Now, as life in the nation slowly begins to return to normal, Getty Images photographer John Moore documented the transformation.

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