A 15-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Liberia significantly less than three months right after the nation was declared free of the virus, officials have told the BBC.
He tested good final week and died late on Monday at a therapy centre near the capital, Monrovia, Francis Kateh, the chief medical officer, stated.
His father and brother are becoming treated for Ebola at the centre.
Liberia has observed much more than 10,000 Ebola circumstances and far more than 4,000 deaths considering that the West Africa outbreak started in 2013.
The World Wellness Organization (WHO) has twice declared Liberia to be Ebola-cost-free, as soon as in Could and once more in September.
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The teenage boy’s mother and two other siblings have also been admitted to the remedy centre to be monitored, wellness ministry spokesman Sorbor George said.
He told the BBC that eight healthcare workers “who are at higher risk simply because they came in direct contact with the boy” were also below surveillance.
The BBC’s Jonathan Paye-Layleh in Monrovia says practically 160 men and women are now getting monitored because the new cases had been confirmed last week.
Radio and television stations have resumed broadcasting Ebola awareness messages, he says.
Civil society groups have also stepped up a campaign to get volunteers to be vaccinated against the disease in a joint US-Liberia Ebola trial, our reporter says.
On Monday, Liberia stated the US had agreed to send two professionals to the nation to aid investigate the sequence of the outbreaks.
Liberia recorded its first Ebola case in March final year and analysts believe the most current instances are a critical set-back for the nation.
Sierra Leone was declared free of Ebola on 7 November.
A lot more than 11,000 men and women have died of the illness considering that December 2013, the vast majority of them in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.