Ebola Is Back in Liberia

A picture taken on June 28, 2014 shows members of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) putting on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, where people infected with the Ebola virus are being treated. The World Health Organization has warned that Ebola could spread beyond hard-hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to neighbouring nations, but insisted that travel bans were not the answer. To date, there have been 635 cases of haemorrhagic fever in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, most confirmed as Ebola. A total of 399 people have died, 280 of them in Guinea.
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Almost two months after the World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola-free, the country has confirmed its first new case of the disease. A 17-year-old male victim tested positive in a rural area outside the capital of Monrovia. More than 11,200 people have died from Ebola in Liberia since the outbreak began last year, and neighboring Sierra Leone and Guinea still have active cases, though, in recent weeks, the number of new infections has fallen close to single digits.