Friday, March 20, 2015

Breaking news: new Ebola case in Liberia

Liberia can no longer be considered Ebola-free.

The West African nation discharged its last Ebola disease patient just over two weeks ago on March 5th, and had only two more weeks of waiting before it could be considered free of Ebola virus. As of Friday, March 20th a new Ebola case has been confirmed and is being treated in an isolated unit at Monrovia's Redemption Hospital. Interestingly, this new patient does not seem to be linked to anyone on the Ebola contacts list and claims she had not travelled to an infected country recently.

Liberia had zero new cases of Ebola for 27 days prior to this event, which represents a slight setback in the country's Ebola-free campaign.

- Nick

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