This people actually held a party to celebrate the exit of Ebola in the country. Sadly, a new case has been discovered and this news is coming 7 weeks after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Liberia free of the virus.
The patient, a 17-year-old boy died of the EVD at Margibi, near Monrovia on June 24 and was buried the next day. Officials are still trying to determine how he caught the disease.
Deputy Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah, has however allayed fears in the citizens.
“There’s no need to panic. Our team was there yesterday June 29 to investigate the situation and know the area. But to be vigilant is good. We were vigilant. Our surveillance team is working very, very well. They have picked up this dead child from his parents’ home, tested it yesterday and the child was positive.
We ask all Liberians and all other nationals living in Liberia to continue taking preventive measures. Please lower your blood pressure. We are on top of this. This is something we know how to deal with.”