Liberia has registered a new case of Ebola in Morovia. The health ministry made this disclosure on Friday.
The resurgence of the deadly disease is coming barely three months after the epidemic was declared over in the country.
“There is a new case of Ebola in Monrovia. We are coming soon with an official statement,” a ministry of health official told AFP.
The World Health Organization was first alerted to the return of Ebola symptoms among a family in Guinea on March 16, the same day it declared a similar flare-up over in Sierra Leone.
The WHO confirmed it was aware of the case, tweeting: “A new case of #Ebola is confirmed in #Liberia. Investigation and #EbolaResponse now underway.”
The WHO said on Tuesday that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa no longer constituted an international emergency, assuring that remaining isolated cases in the affected countries can be contained.