Ebola Ruled Out After 11 People Die, Others Fall Ill In Liberia After Attending Religious Leader’s Funeral

Associated Press: 11 dead of mystery illness in Liberia as Ebola is ruled out
“United Nations officials say at least 11 people have died from a mysterious illness in Liberia, and tests have been negative for the Ebola virus. … Those who fell sick this week all had attended a relative’s funeral. That was how many Ebola victims contracted the disease when they came in contact with victims’ corpses” (4/28).

Reuters: Mystery deaths in Liberia linked to funeral — WHO
“… ‘We are still investigating. The only thing we have ruled out is … Ebola,’ said Liberia’s chief medical officer, Francis Kateh, adding that samples from the victims had been sent abroad for further testing…” (Nebehay/Giahyue, 4/28).

Washington Post: A mysterious illness kills 11 young people in Liberia, where Ebola raged
“…The WHO said rapid-response teams from the WHO, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other partners have been sent to the area and are looking into reports that the victims may have attended the funeral of a religious leader…” (Cha, 4/28).

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