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Is Ebola back?

Troubling news from Liberia. The BBC reports:

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 more than seven weeks ago.

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 teenager’s death and said his funeral was carried out safely.

Liberia has recorded close to 5,000 lives lost to the virus.

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