Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Liberia: Media Reports A Third Ebola Case, Additional Tests Pending





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Although nothing has been posted on the Liberian MOH website, and I’ve seen nothing officially released from the WHO, media sources are reporting a third positive Ebola case in Liberia – and local officials are warning that additional infections may turn up among their contacts.

All three cases have occurred more than 6 weeks after Liberia was officially declared free of the disease on May 9th. 


While getting to zero was difficult, staying there when two neighboring nations (Sierra Leone & Guinea) continue to report cases and the virus likely remains present in local animal reservoirs, is an even a bigger challenge.  Determining how this virus re-emerged will be a top priority, exceeded only by the need to quickly contain this outbreak.



Liberia announces two more confirmed Ebola cases


from Agence France-Presse

Published on 01 Jul 2015

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | Wednesday 7/1/2015 - 12:40 GMT

Liberia said Wednesday a teenager who died of Ebola fever had spread the virus to at least two more people, confirming the first outbreak of the tropical disease for months.

"Two more people have been confirmed positive. These people had contact with the boy. We are still waiting for more results of blood tests," said health official Cestus Tarpeh.

Tarpeh, a spokesman for the health department in Margibi County, where the 17-year-old got sick, told AFP a herbalist who had treated him had evaded the authorities and was on the run.

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