Ebola crisis: Liberia boy dies after fresh cases

A 15-year-old kid has kicked the bucket of Ebola in Liberia under three months after the nation was proclaimed free of the infection, authorities have told the BBC.

He tried positive a week ago and kicked the bucket late on Monday at a treatment focus close to the capital, Monrovia, Francis Kateh, the boss therapeutic officer, said.

His dad and sibling are being dealt with for Ebola at the middle.

Liberia has seen more than 10,000 Ebola cases and more than 4,000 passings since the West Africa flare-up started in 2013.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has twice proclaimed Liberia to be without ebola, once in May and again in September.

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The high school kid's mom and two different kin have additionally been admitted to the treatment focus to be observed, wellbeing service representative Sorbor George said.

He told the BBC that eight medicinal services laborers "who are at high hazard in light of the fact that they came in direct contact with the kid" were additionally under reconnaissance.

The BBC's Jonathan Paye-Layleh in Monrovia says about 160 individuals are currently being observed subsequent to the new cases were affirmed a week ago.

Radio and TV channels have continued television Ebola mindfulness messages, he says.

Common society gatherings have additionally ventured up a battle to persuade volunteers to be immunized against the ailment in a joint US-Liberia Ebola trial, our columnist says.

On Monday, Liberia said the US had consented to send two specialists to the nation to examine the grouping of the episodes.

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Liberia recorded its first Ebola case in March a year ago and experts trust the most recent cases are a genuine set-back for the nation.

Sierra Leone was proclaimed free of Ebola on 7 November.

More than 11,000 individuals have passed on of the sickness since December 2013, by far most of them in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

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