Liberia con­firms two new Ebola cases

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

MON­ROVIA — The act­ing head of Liberia’s Ebola Case Man­age­ment Team says that two new cases of Ebola have emerged from the same com­mu­nity where the virus resurged the other week. Dr. Fran­cis Kateh said Thurs­day that the num­ber of con­firmed Ebola cases has risen to five, in­clud­ing the 17-year-old teen who died of the dis­ease on June 28. He said the new­est pa­tients, a boy and a girl, were brought to a treat­ment cen­tre Wed­nes­day from the same Ne­dowein com­mu­nity where the teen died, some 30 miles (48 kilo­me­tres) out­side the cap­i­tal, Mon­rovia. Dr. Kateh said all four con­firmed pa­tients are ad­mit­ted at a treat­ment cen­tre near Mon­rovia. He said 120 peo­ple have been quar­an­tined, and that 14 who are con­sid­ered ac­tive “high risk’’ con­tacts are be­ing mon­i­tored.

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