Health authorities: 1 confirmed Ebola case in Liberia

2015-11-20 16:04
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Monrovia - Health authorities are reporting one confirmed Ebola case, a 10-year boy who is currently being attended to at the treatment center on the outskirts of Monrovia, the capital.

Liberia was first declared Ebola-free on May 9; but there was a resurgence of the disease in late June affecting four people, two of whom died. The country was again declared Ebola-free on September 3 by the World Health Organisation.

Chief Medical Officer and acting head of the Ebola Case Management System, Dr Francis Kateh, told The Associated Press on Friday the boy, a resident of the eastern Paynesville district of Monrovia, was taken to the Ebola treatment unit late Thursday.

"Yes, yes, you can say confirmed," he said, when asked if the case has been confirmed to be Ebola.

Read more on:    who  |  liberia  |  ebola  |  west africa

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