New Ebola case confirmed in Sierra Leone

Written by on January 15, 2016

-Sierra Leone officials have confirmed a death from Ebola, hours after the World Health Organization, WHO declared the latest West Africa outbreak over. The country was declared free of the virus on the seventh of November last year, and the region as a whole was cleared when Liberia was pronounced Ebola-free yesterday.

Ebola test centre spokesman Sidi Yahya Tunis said two tests were carried out on the body from Tonkolili district by UK medical experts before confirming the case today. The

British health experts who conducted the test are now urgently seeking those who had come into contact with the victim because he had travelled there from Kambia, close to the border with Guinea.

WHO, while declaring Liberia free of the disease yesterday, had stressed for vigilance in the months to come to avoid flare-ups.

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