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Ebola Outbreak Again!!!: Liberia

Liberian authorities on Tuesday quarantined an area where a teenage boys corpse was found and two more cases have been announced.

A second case of Ebola has been confirmed in Liberia, following the death of a teenager from the virus on Sunday, officials say. The country had been declared Ebola-free for more than seven weeks now. The new case was in Nedowein, the same village where the boy died, the ministry of information said.

Liberia's authorities quarantined the area after the teenagers death and said his funeral was carried out safely.
Reports says the man who tested positive for Ebola before did not live with the teenager who died, and has been moved to a treatment centre but health official Cestus Tarpeh told that this person had been in contact with the 17-year-old before his death.

He added that a herbalist who had treated the boy had evaded the authorities and was on the run. It is not clear how the teenager who died was infected. People are infected when they have direct contact through broken skin, or the mouth and nose, with the blood, vomit faeces or bodily fluids of someone with Ebola. More than 11,000 people have died of the disease since December 2013, the vast majority of them in Liberia Guinea and Sierra Leone.

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