More than 11,200 people have died from Ebola since an epidemic broke out in December 2013 in neighbouring Guinea.
“There is one new case”. She is the sixth confirmed case of the virus.
A senior medical official said a Liberian woman has died of Ebola in a hospital in Monrovia shortly after being admitted on Tuesday.
Commissioner for global Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica said, “It’s important to remember that this Ebola epidemic has not just had an impact on the healthcare of the countries affected, it’s also crippled their economies, kept children out of school and brought trade to a standstill”.
“Preliminary evidence from genomic sequencing strongly suggests that the most likely origin of transmission is a re-emergence of the virus from a survivor within Liberia“.
“Ebola is no longer confined to Margibi County”.
“Since this second outbreak began, there have been six confirmed cases, including a 17-year-old boy and another person who recently died”, Deputy Health Minister Dr. Francis Kateh told Anadolu Agency. “A case has been reported in Monrovia, but has been reported expired”, Karteh said.
He went on to say that the number of suspected cases now under observation countywide had risen to 124, including 16 in Monrovia’s Montserrado County. Family came to visit them and now someone has died of Ebola.
The High Level global Ebola Recovery Conference was hosted by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki- moon in cooperation with the Governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and in partnership with the European Union, The African Union, The African Development Bank, and the World Bank.
Tests on the 17-year-old showed the variant which killed him was genetically similar to the 2014 outbreak, according to the WHO.
The virus spreads through direct contact with an Ebola patient’s blood or other body fluids.
It was the first attempt to use an aerosol to vaccinate monkeys against a hemorrhagic viral fever, researchers from University of Texas and National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, said.
New infections in Sierra Leone and Guinea have fallen dramatically, although the two countries are still reporting more than 20 new cases each week between them.