The World Health Organization (WHO) has on Friday, November 20, confirmed that a new case of the deadly Ebola virus has surfaced in Liberia, which was declared Ebola free in September, this year.
“There is one confirmed case,” WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told AFP, without providing much details.
The West African nation, which was first declared Ebola free in May 2015, witnessed the fever resurfaced six weeks later, and again in September.
Since the beginning of the outbreak, Liberia has registered more than 10,600 cases and 4,808 deaths, according to the latest situation report from the UN health agency published earlier this week.
According to the latest toll given by WHO, the epidemic that started in December 2013 has left more than 11,300 dead, mainly in the west African states of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, out of almost 29,000 cases.