Liberia’s hopes of being certified Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) was dealt a major set back as a woman tested positive to the disease yesterday in the country’s capital.
This sad news is coming three weeks after the country discharged its last known patient, Beatrice Yardolo, from a treatment centre in Monrovia.
Liberia’s Acting Head of the Ebola Incident Management Team, Dr Francis Kateh who confirmed the incident said it has been impossible to establish how the woman became infected but the woman has been moved to the treatment centre.
Over 10,000 people have died from the fatal illness which was discovered about a year ago in Guinea., 4,283 from Liberia, 3,712 in Sierra Leone, 2,241 in Guinea and 8 in Nigeria.