Ebola Outbreak: Two Cases Confirmed in Liberia

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Two cases of the Ebola virus were confirmed in Liberia, the country’s health minister Walter Gwenigale told the Associated Press.

The deadly virus is suspected to have killed 70 people in Guinea, where the outbreak was first reported on Mar. 23, prompting Senegal to close its border with the neighboring African state

Liberia also borders with Guinea, as well as Sierra Leone where several recent deaths are suspected to be linked to the Ebola outbreak as well

A woman who died in Lofa County tested positive for the virus. She was married to a Guinean man and she returned ill after visiting Guinea, said Gwenigale. The other patient is the sister of the dead woman; she is alive and is receiving treatment in a medical centre outside of Monrovia. Read more…

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