Ebola Is Back In Liberia, Hits Three
It's back---the frightening ebola. A "fresh outbreak" has been reported in Liberia, even as three new patients, including a 10-year-old boy, were tested and proved positive for the virus.
The boy with a couple of family members was taken to a treatment center outside the capital city of Monrovia, said the Voice of America.
"It all started on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 when we received a report from one of our reference laboratories that a blood sample from a live patient tested positive with Ebola. The sample was taken from the patient who presented signs including fever, weakness and bleeding at a local hospital," Liberian health minister Bernice Dahn said Friday, according to anadolu agency.
"The hospital is currently decontaminating the unit. All of the healthcare workers who came into contact with the patient have been notified. We know how Ebola spreads and we know how to stop Ebola but we must remain vigilant and work together," she said.
Although ebola had been thought to have vanished from Liberia on May 9, it broke out again in June. For the second time the country was declared free of it in September 3.
In the fourth wave of the outbreak in a West African country, more than 4,800 deaths have been reported since it first broke out in March 2014, according to WHO.
It has destroyed over 11,300 patients in West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone since the epidemic erupted in December 2013.