Ebola Pregnant woman dies in Liberia

More than 11,300 people died over the past two years in the world's worst Ebola epidemic on record, nearly all of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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A billboard with a message about Ebola is seen on a street in Conakry, Guinea in this October 26, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Michelle Nichols play A billboard with a message about Ebola is seen on a street in Conakry, Guinea in this October 26, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Michelle Nichols (Reuters)
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A woman has died of Ebola in Liberia, months after the West African nation was declared free of the deadly virus and weeks after neighbouring Guinea also recorded a new flare-up, health officials said on Friday.

"A young lady in her early thirties died of Ebola yesterday at the Redemption Hospital," a senior health ministry official said, adding that the government was preparing to release a statement on the new case.

A hospital worker also confirmed the woman had tested positive for the disease and died on Thursday.

More than 11,300 people died over the past two years in the world's worst Ebola epidemic on record, nearly all of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Liberia was declared free of active Ebola transmission in January, but the region has seen several small flare-ups even after countries have received the all-clear.

Guinea has documented a series of new infections this month, highlighting the difficulty in stamping out the lingering epidemic.

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