Outbreak of Ebola in Liberia : a serious crisis

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Liberian authorities on Tuesday quarantined an area where the teenager’s corpse was found but two more cases have been announced

It was only seven weeks before the country was declared Ebola-free.  But the crisis has begun with yet another Ebola case in Liberia.        

After the recent outbreak of Ebola that led to the death of a teenager, a new case has also been found out in Nedowein, the same locality where the teenager died.  The Liberian authorities quarantined the area after the teenager’s death and they said that his funeral was carried out safely.

As per the reports, the man who was tested positive for Ebola did not live with the teenager who died and he has been moved to a treatment center.

Also a health official Cestus Tarpeh told a news agency that the person was in physical contact with the 17-year-old before his death.  He also added that a herbalist who happen to treat the boy was on the run evading the authorities.  Clear reason hasn’t been figured out on how the teenager was infected.  

The reasons for the infections may be due to the direct contact through broken skin or the mouth and nose, with the blood, vomit, faeces or bodily fluids of someone with Ebola.  The majority of the people who died out of this disease were from countries like Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.  Since December 2013, nearly 11,000 casualties have taken place.  

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