Source: Yahoo News
Reports of new instances of Ebola has intensified over the last few weeks, with the latest case of a 5-year-old boy testing positive in Liberia sparking fears that a pandemic is coming.
Deputy Health Minister, Tolbert Nyenswah confirmed “A five-year-old boy, the son of the deceased, tested positive early on Sunday morning“.
More than 11,300 people have died over the past two years in the world’s worst Ebola epidemic, nearly all of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
While the WHO said this week that West Africa’s Ebola outbreak no longer constitutes an international public health risk, there have been small flare-ups even after countries received the all-clear.
Guinea announced new cases on March 17 just hours after Sierra Leone declared an end of active transmission, which briefly meant that West Africa was officially free of Ebola.
Liberia subsequently closed its border with Guinea, fearing the potential spread of the outbreak onto its territory.
It was not immediately known whether the death in Liberia was linked to the new cases in Guinea.