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Teenager dies in fresh Ebola case in Liberia

25/11/2015 14:29

A teenager has died in Liberia from the Ebola virus, the first such death since the country was officially declared free of the disease in September.


Francis Karteh, head of Liberia's Ebola crisis unit, said on Tuesday that the teenager's parents had also tested positive for the virus and were under observation in the capital Monrovia.


More than 150 people are under surveillance.


"The 15-year-old has finally died. He died yesterday," Karteh told the AFP news agency.


It was confirmed last week that the boy and two of his relatives had contracted Ebola, which has killed more than 11,300 people since December 2013 in its worst ever outbreak, mainly confined to the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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