Confirms new case of Ebola in Liberia

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Last May, the country had been declared free of the virus. | Photo: EFE

A second case of Ebola was confirmed in Liberia, a day after the country counted the first death from the disease after being declared free of the deadly virus on 9 May.

The information in the new case of the deadly virus was also confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to a health authority, they are testing to determine if there are more cases of the virus in the area. This second case was confirmed a few weeks after the country was declared Ebola free after spending 42 days without new infections.

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The virus outbreak was declared in December 2013.They have since died from the Ebola virus a total of 11,207 people in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, where there have been 43% of total deaths.

According to the UN agency in Guinea they have registered 12 new and 8 confirmed cases in Sierra Leone.