An up-date from the Health Ministry says Liberia has not reported any other new Ebola case as of Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
An Executive Mansion release quotes the Health Ministry as saying: “Since the two children of the woman who transposed the latest outbreak from neighbouring Guinea were recently tested positive, no other new case has been recorded in Liberia.”
“The woman arrived in Liberia from Guinea on March 21 this year and later died from the virus on March 31,” the Ministry also said. The disclosure was made last week by Deputy Health Minister, Tolbert Nyensuah, when he recently briefed the Cabinet in Monrovia. He said: “A total of 10 contacts completed 21 days of monitoring on Wednesday, while additional two contacts are expected to complete 21 days of monitoring by April 16.”
The release further quotes Deputy Minister Nyensuah as informing the Cabinet on the ongoing EVD vaccination with 79 contacts from the recent Ebola outbreak being monitored 100 percent on a daily basis.
The West African nation of Liberia experienced an epidemic of Ebola virus disease (commonly known as “Ebola”) in 2014 and 2015, along with the neighbouring countries of Guinea and Sierra Leone. The first cases of virus were reported by late March 2014. The Ebola virus, a bio-safety level 4 pathogen, is an RNA virus discovered in 1976.