What were some events that happened in Liberia in 2015?


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The reappearance of Ebola, a marathon in Monrovia and Coca-Cola expanding production facilities in the country are some of the events that happened in Liberia in 2015. Many of the events in Liberia in 2015 were seen a symbolic in helping the country recover from its devastating outbreak of Ebola in 2014 that killed over 4,000 people.

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On May 9, 2015, the World Health Organization declared the African country of Liberia to be Ebola-free. It had been 42 days since the last laboratory-confirmed case had died and been buried. At the height of the outbreak, 300 to 400 new cases were being diagnosed each day. International flights stopped, and shipping was cut off from the country, causing shortages in food and fuel as most schools, business, markets and health facilities were closed.

On June 30, the body of a teenager was found that tested positive for Ebola, and by July 2, two more victims had been confirmed. The new outbreaks were contained through quick action by health officials, and on Sept. 3, the country was once again declared Ebola-free.

On Nov. 8, 2015, over 1,000 participants took part in a marathon in Liberia's capital Monrovia to show people that it was safe to get out again. Around the same time, Coca-Cola announced that it was adding a plastic bottling machine to its Liberian operation hoping the renewed investment would help the country on its path to recovery.

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