Corpse Of Liberian Tests Positive For Ebola; Health Ministry Investigating How He Became Infected
Associated Press: Liberia quarantines community where corpse tested for Ebola
“Liberian authorities have quarantined the Nedowein area where the corpse of a 17-year-old boy tested positive for Ebola, sparking fears the country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free…” (6/30).
International Business Times: Ebola In Liberia: Corpse Tests Positive For Deadly Virus Weeks After Liberia Declared Ebola-Free, Official Says
“The corpse of a 17-year-old boy, who died last week, has tested positive for Ebola in Liberia, the country’s deputy health minister said late Monday. The news comes seven weeks after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Liberia Ebola-free after it completed 42 days without a case of the disease…” (Varandani, 6/30).
Reuters: Liberia records Ebola death after country declared virus-free
“…The new case will test Liberia’s response capacity at a time when international health organizations have wound down their presence in the affected countries, said Fatoumata Lejeune-Kaba, spokeswoman for the U.N. Ebola response mission…” (Toweh, 6/30).
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