Liberia Records Another Ebola Case As 15 Year-Old-Boy Dies From The Virus

Published 4 years ago by: CLARA JANCITA
at 24-11-2015 01:43PM (4 years ago)

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The jubilation in Liberia after it was declared Ebola free in September, 2015 may not last long as it has recorded yet another fatality from the deadly virus.
Chief medical officer Francis Kateh disclosed on Tuesday that a 15-year-old boy, Nathan Gbotoe has died of Ebola in Liberia, the first such fatality for months in a country declared free of the disease in September.
Health workers put on protective gear before entering a quarantine zone at a Red Cross facility in the town of Koidu
Officials said Nathan Gbotoe tested positive last week and died late on Monday in hospital in Paynesville near the capital, where his father and brother are also being treated for Ebola, .
Liberia has placed under surveillance 153 people who may have come into contact with Gbotoe. An additional 25 healthcare workers are being monitored, of which 10 are identified as high-risk, Kateh said.
The source of the virus is being investigated and Liberia has requested the assistance of two experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has twice declared the West African nation to be Ebola-free, once on May 9 and again on Sept. 3. Liberia’s last Ebola death was in July.
More than 11,300 people have died of the virus since the outbreak was announced in March 2014. Of the three countries hardest hit, Sierra Leone was declared Ebola-free on Nov. 7 and Guinea started its own countdown to zero on Nov. 16. Over 4,800 people died of Ebola in Liberia, according to WHO figures.

zezprincess at 24-11-2015 02:13PM (4 years ago)
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Chaaiii!,Not again,thought this ebola of a disease is a thing of the come it re-surface again?God pls we know we are sinners,pls take away this deadly disease from us in Jesus Christ Mighty Name I pray,Ameennnoooo!.
gogoman at 24-11-2015 02:48PM (4 years ago)
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no start am again ooo
diezo at 24-11-2015 04:14PM (4 years ago)
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يراقب الله !!!
dickieponga at 24-11-2015 04:48PM (4 years ago)
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Dis ebola no go go just like dat, more work is needed...
deboalabi262 at 24-11-2015 05:18PM (4 years ago)
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Oways at 24-11-2015 06:04PM (4 years ago)
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Oh my God not again
Novic at 24-11-2015 07:12PM (4 years ago)
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hmmmm...this is terrible, God hav mercy. make una no cm 9ja ooo.
winace at 25-11-2015 01:23AM (4 years ago)
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Dis evil plague wen he go leave our fellow African brodas in Liberia na.
sugarwealth at 25-11-2015 12:54PM (4 years ago)
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Are you sure it's not somebody that is responsible for the release of this virus? Na wa oo
paulohking at 25-11-2015 01:08PM (4 years ago)
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not againnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
moralemike07 at 9-01-2016 08:18AM (4 years ago)
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Ebola we leave Africa, nothing to worry about. Just hold on Liberia.