Cassius Kollie is one of four people being treated for Ebola at a specialised treatment unit in the ELWA hospital in Monrovia.
The Chief Medical Officer, who is head of the Incident Management System or IMS, said the IMS has written all County Health Officers across the country, urging them to be on the alert as well as intensify surveillance against the virus.
The second victim, a young woman, died on July 12.
Ebola has killed more than 11,200 people in West Africa since the outbreak began in December 2013.
Five of the cases and one death was reported from Margibi County, while the other case/death was reported from Montserrado County.
The country was declared free of transmission on May 9, six weeks after the funeral of Ruth Tugbah, a 44-year old fruit seller who is thought to have contracted the virus through sex with her boyfriend, an Ebola survivor.
The World Health Organization reports there are now 30 confirmed cases of the virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. This year, an Ebola drug that had been effective in monkeys failed to help humans.
UNITED NATIONS (CNS) – The Vatican’s U.N. nuncio called on world leaders July 10 to make “action-oriented commitments” to accomplish the goal of “getting to zero and staying at zero” regarding outbreaks of Ebola.
As yet, the Ebola outbreak has killed more than 4,800 people in Liberia alone, with new cases and deaths still occurring in Guinea and Sierra Leone. As specialist Alex Bukreyev put it, “This study demonstrates successful aerosol vaccination against a viral hemorrhagic fever for the first time”.
The first detected case in the current virus resurgence in Liberia, 17-year-old Abraham Memaigar, died before his infection was confirmed.
This maybe a case of Ebola transmitted via sexual intercourse as it remained latent for a certain period before being set-off again by the survivor.
The source of the recent cases has not been identified, but genetic tests last week showed that the 17-year-old boy’s virus was similar to isolates from previous cases in Liberia.
Liberia had been celebrating almost two months of being Ebola-free prior to the latest reemergence of the virus.