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New Ebola case confirmed in Liberia

New Ebola case confirmed in Liberia
Ebola survivors pray in Monrovia, Liberia, on April 10. (Ahmed Jallanzo / European Pressphoto Agency)

Health authorities in Liberia on Friday reported a new confirmed Ebola case -- a 10-year boy who is being tended to at the treatment center on the outskirts of Monrovia, the capital.

Liberia was declared Ebola-free on May 9, but there was a resurgence of the disease in late June affecting four people, two of whom died. The country was again declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization on Sept. 3.

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Dr. Francis Kateh, chief medical officer and acting head of the Ebola Case Management System,  told the Associated Press on Friday that the boy, a resident of the eastern Paynesville district of Monrovia, was taken to the Ebola treatment unit late Thursday.

"Yes, yes, you can say confirmed," he said, when asked if the case has been confirmed to be Ebola.

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