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Number of Ebola Cases Growing Again


MONROVIA - The Government of Liberia, led by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has announced six additional confirmed cases of Ebola in the country.

Deputy Health Minister Francis Keteh said two are deceased, while four others are being treated at the Margibi County Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU). The jump in cases comes after the disease re-emerged in the country last month.

Minister Keteh was speaking on July 15 at a regular government news conference held at the Charles Gbaryon Press Hall in Monrovia.

Keteh further added that 124 contacts are presently receiving treatment at the Ebola Treatment Unit in Margibi County, while 16 persons are being quarantined in Montserrado County.

Minister Keteh disclosed that that number could fluctuate based on interventions by the Incident Management Team.

He at the same time cautioned the public to be prepared for new cases, and urged citizens not to conceal information from the Incident Management Team.

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