Thursday, July 9, 2015

New cases of Ebola emerge in Liberia

Ebola is back in Liberia more than a month after the country thought it was rid of the virus.
A 17-year-old man died on June 29 of a fever illness that was being treated as malaria. As part of Liberia’s Ebola surveillance, swabs from the young man were collected by a safe burial team. Tests revealed that the young man died of Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO)announced July 3.
Two of the nearly 200 people who came in contact with the young man have also developed Ebola symptoms and have been found to carry the virus. Other contacts are being monitored.
Liberia was declared Ebola-free on May 9 after 42 days without a new case. It is not known how the young man became infected.
To date 27,573 people have contracted Ebolaand 11,246 have died. Most of the cases have occurred in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
report issued July 7 by a panel that analyzed the global response to the Ebola outbreak says the WHO and its member states were ill-equipped to handle the epidemic and must make changes to safeguard public health.

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