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Ebola Returns To Liberia With A Mysterious Case Near Monrovia
National Public Radio

Almost two months after Liberia was declared Ebola-free, the disease has cropped up again — this time in a rural town outside the capital city.

So far, there’s only one new case, but health officials are rushing to stop its spread.

Liberia’s deputy health minister, Tolbert Nyenswah, said Tuesday that a 17-year-old boy died of Ebola at his home in Nedowein, a village near the country’s international airport.

“There is no need to panic. The corpse has been buried, and our contact tracing has started work,” Nyenswah told Reuters. Health officials have already started quarantining homes near where the body was found.

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