Ebola Liberia records another death from deadly disease

The victim, a woman, died in a hospital in Monrovia shortly after being admitted, becoming the sixth confirmed case of the virus since it resurfaced last month after a 7-week lull.

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Liberia has recorded yet another death from the deadly Ebola virus.

The victim, a woman, died in a hospital in Monrovia shortly after being admitted, becoming the sixth confirmed case of the virus since it resurfaced last month after a 7-week lull.

The deceased from Montserrado County, which contains Monrovia, is thought to be linked to the other 5 cases from neighboring Margibi County, where the disease reemerged.

Liberia's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Francis Ketteh said "there is one new case. This time, the response area is Montserrado county. The person died in Monrovia"

A health report sent to officials in the anti-Ebola response said that the woman died a few hours after admission, indicating that surveillance of known contacts from the earlier cases had not been rigorous enough.

Health officials say the virus probably remained latent in the country during that period and could have been reactivated by a survivor, via sexual transmission.

Liberia recorded the highest number of casualties in the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa which claimed over 11,200 lives.

On May 9th, however, the country was declared free of the deadly disease, only for the disease to resurface 2 months later.

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