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New Ebola Case Recorded In Liberia

Barely six-week after Liberia achieved Ebola-free status by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the country has lost this status an new case has been confirmed on Tuesday.

New Ebola Outbreak In Liberia

WHO spokesperson, Tarik Jasarevic, said a new case was confirmed in the country. The new case was traced to a dead person but luckily the deceased was buried in such a way that prevents further infections.

“The case showed that Liberia’s surveillance system is working and that even dead people were being tested. If there are no further cases, it will take another 42 days to declare Liberia free of Ebola again,” he a$$erted.

 

Jasarevic further stated that neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone had not yet been able to stop transmissions of the virus that causes the deadly haemorrhagic fever.

 

Liberia recorded the highest number of death  among countries where the deadly virus ravaged. Statistics obtained from WHO shown that Liberia recorded 4,700 death.

According to WHO, more than 27,000 people have been infected and more than 11,000 have died from Ebola in the three West African countries since December 2013

 

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