Ebola 3rd case of deadly virus reported in Liberia

A senior health official in Liberia confirmed a third new case of the deadly Ebola virus today (Thursday).

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Less than a week after a 17-year old died from Ebola in Margibi County, Liberia a third person has been diagnosed with the deadly virus.

A senior health official in Liberia confirmed a third new case of the deadly Ebola virus today (Thursday).

According to the Deputy Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah, the 2 new cases, aged 24 and 27 years old respectively, are in a stable condition.

The re-emergence of Ebola in Liberia comes nearly two months after the outbreak was declared over in the West African nation.

Over 4,800 of the 11,200 killed in the West African Ebola outbreak, were from Liberia. But the country was was declared Ebola-free on May 9 even as the disease continued to infect new victims in neighbouring Sierra Leone and Guinea.

 

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