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Liberia Confirms 2 New Ebola Cases In Woman, Child Who Recently Visited Guinea

Agence France-Presse: Liberia says latest Ebola fatality traveled to Guinea
“A woman who died of Ebola this week in Liberia, months after it was declared Ebola-free, had traveled to Guinea with her three children, one of whom is also sick, the health ministry said Sunday…” (4/3).

Associated Press: Liberia confirms 2nd new Ebola case, possibly from Guinea
“A second case of Ebola has been confirmed in Liberia months after the country had been declared free from transmissions, health officials said Sunday. The five-year-old son of the 30-year-old woman who died Thursday from Ebola has been taken to a treatment center in Monrovia, said Deputy Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah…” (Paye-Layleh, 4/3).

Reuters: Boy tests positive for Ebola in latest Liberia flare-up
“…While the WHO said [last] week that West Africa’s Ebola outbreak no longer constitutes an international public health risk, there have been small flare-ups even after countries received the all-clear…” (Giahyue, 4/3).

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N. health agency reports new case in Liberia, as experimental vaccine used in Guinea
“…This latest case marks the third flare-up of the virus since Liberia was officially declared free of Ebola on 9 May 2015…” (4/1).

United Press International: Second Ebola case confirmed in Liberia
“…The initial investigation by health officials has identified at least 46 people who had close contact with the deceased woman. They are currently being monitored for symptoms” (Hays, 4/3).