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New confirmed Ebola case in Liberia

A new case of Ebola was confirmed Friday in Liberia, less than three months after that country was declared free of the deadly virus and only three days after the World Health Organization announced the end of an international emergency to contain and eliminate it. The W.H.O. said in a statement that the Liberian health authorities had convened an emergency meeting to coordinate a rapid response after the confirmation of the new case, a 30-year-old woman who died on Thursday outside Monrovia, the capital. Health officials immediately began to identify…

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Ebola return to Liberia

Monrovia – Liberia’s health ministry on Friday confirmed three Ebola cases, some two months after the country was declared for a second time as Ebola free. “Currently, we have three confirmed cases,” Health Minister Bernice Dahn told a news conference. “It all started on Thursday, November 19, when we received a report from one of our reference laboratories that a blood sample from a live patient tested positive for Ebola,” she said. The patient, a 10-year-old boy, was in hospital in the capital Monrovia with symptoms including fever, weakness and…

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Liberia Decleared Ebola Free For Second Time

Reuters—Liberia was declared free of the deadly Ebola virus for a second time on Thursday and entered a 90-day period of heightened surveillance aimed at preventing a future re-emergence of the disease, the World Health Organization said. Over 11,000 people have died in West Africa since the worst Ebola epidemic on record began over 18 months ago. Liberia has been the country hardest hit with over 4,800 deaths, though it has also had the most success in bringing the outbreak under control. “WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission…

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Ebola: Liberia refuses to close borders as neighbors struggle

MONROVIA, LIBERIA / DAKAR, SENEGAL Of the three West African countries hardest-hit by the Ebola outbreak, Liberia is the only one to be rid of the virus completely. When World Health Organization made the announcement last month, Liberians greeted the news with prayer, song and celebration. But the virus has yet to be beaten in neighboring Guinea or Sierra Leone, where health officials announced this week two people had come down with the disease in the capital, Freetown. The virus’s endurance has people in Liberia worried. The three hardest-hit countries…

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United States Brigade completes Ebola mission in Liberia

Press Release United States Army FORT HOOD, Texas (June 9, 2015) — The headquarters of the 48th Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear, or CBRN, Brigade recently returned to Fort Hood, Texas, following a successful deployment to West Africa in support of Operation Unified Assistance. In March, the brigade replaced the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Liberia as the joint task force headquarters for the operation, the U.S.-led effort to contain the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. The 48th CBRN Brigade is assigned to the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland-based 20th Chemical,…

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Liberia $700.000 Ebola Fund Unaccounted For

MONROVIA, Liberia — A new audit in Liberia released Wednesday found nearly $700,000 was spent by a government ministry in the fight against Ebola without those expenses being properly documented. The General Auditing Commission published the report and called on the Ministry of Defense to explain the lack of receipts. The $673,000 was spent on fuel, staff allowances, communication costs and training, according to the expenditure summary submitted. Liberia’s Information Ministry said Wednesday’s audit report talks more about “procedural errors” than a misapplication of the funds. However, the commission said…

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Liberian Government Fetes Ebola GAC Audit Report

MONROVIA – The government of Liberia through the Ministry of Information says it intends to continue to treat the recently-released audit of the General Auditing Commission (GAC) on the funding for the deadly Ebola outbreak as well as previously released findings very seriously and take corrective measures based on the findings and recommendations of the audits. The government’s chief spokesman Information Minister Lewis Brown told journalists at the weekly news briefing Thursday the government hopes the process of probing further into the missing Ebola money will continue through public hearings…

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SEX: A NEW DIMENSION IN EBOLA INFECTIONS IN LIBERIA

By MARDIA STONE, M.D. After being confined to her country, Liberia, for close to seven consecutive months, embroiled in a battle to contain the deadly Ebola virus that had ravaged the nation, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf stepped out of her cocoon in February, 2015, and ventured out in the world to personally thank President Obama, the United States Congress, the American people, her friends and the Europeans, for hearing her plea and coming to her aid in responding to the unprecedented Ebola epidemic that took the lives of over four…

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Ebola Liberia Case: 80 Contacts Under Observation

By Antoinette Sendolo About eighty persons are said to be under observation by the Ministry of Health and other partners following the recent discovery of a new Ebola case in the country.After nearly twenty-eight days without any new case in Montserrado, something which many people saw as a great achievement in the fight against the virus, a new case was recently confirmed in the Caldwell community. Speaking at the Ministry of Information regular Ebola press briefing, the Deputy Head of the Incident Management System, Dr. Francis Ketter, said though the…

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Ebola Returns To Liberia Again

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A patient has tested positive for Ebola in Liberia’s capital, officials said Friday, deflating hopes that the country had beaten the disease after weeks with no new cases. Liberia has seen the most deaths in the West African Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 10,000 people. But since it discharged its last case on March 5, it was counting down to being declared Ebola-free. Countries must wait 42 days from when the last patient tests negative to be declared free of the virus. But a…

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