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Published On: Wed, Mar 26th, 2014

Ebola: Three deaths in Liberia

UPDATE: Liberia backtracks on Ebola statement

The Ebola outbreak that began in the forested areas of south eastern Guinea has spread to neighboring Liberia, according to a report in the Daily Observer Tuesday.

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In the report by William Q. Harmon, the government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoH&SW) has confirmed that the deadly Ebola virus has tallied 6 cases including 3 deaths on Liberian soil.

Of the six cases reported by the Ministry, five have already died (four female adults and a male child).  The remainder, a female child, is undergoing treatment. All six confirmed cases traveled from Guinea for treatment in hospitals in the Foya and Zorzor districts of Lofa County.  Three of the five who died expired on Liberian soil, while the other two returned to Guinea and expired there, according to the Liberian health authorities.

According to the latest World Health Organization update yesterday, as of 25 March 2014, a total of 86 suspected cases including 60 deaths (case fatality ratio: 69.7%) had been reported in Guinea.

Sierra Leone, another border country to Guinea, which has reported “suspected cases”, as of Mar 24 have not confirmed any Ebola cases, according to a US Embassy report Monday.

Currently there are no proven victims in Sierra Leone, but there are some cases under investigation and suspected to be positive for Ebola hemorrhagic fever.

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