Geneva – The World Well being Group on Friday confirmed that a new case of the lethal Ebola virus has surfaced in Liberia, which was declared Ebola free in September.
“There’s one confirmed case,” WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic advised AFP, with out offering additional particulars.
The west African nation, the place hundreds died on the peak of the epidemic final yr, was first declared Ebola free in Might, solely to see the fever resurface six weeks later, and once more in September.
Because the starting of the outbreak, Liberia has registered greater than 10,600 instances and four,808 deaths, based on the newest state of affairs report from the UN well being company revealed earlier this week.
In line with the newest toll given by WHO, the epidemic that began in December 2013 has left greater than eleven,300 lifeless, primarily within the west African states of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, out of just about 29,000 instances.
Friday’s information comes simply days after the medical charity Docs With out Borders (MSF) introduced the final recognized Ebola case in Guinea, a 3-week previous woman, had recovered.
Guinea nonetheless should wait forty two days with no instances earlier than being declared Ebola free.
Sierra Leone was declared to have crushed the virus earlier this month.