15-Year-Old Liberian Boy Tested Of Ebola Virus Finally Dies
A 15-year-old boy who tested positive for Ebola last week in Liberia has died, becoming the first victim since the country was declared free of the virus in September, according to reports from health officials. The boy died on Monday afternoon at a treatment centre near the capital, Monrovia, where his father and brother, the only two other confirmed Ebola cases in the country, are also being treated.
Liberia has seen more than 10,000 Ebola cases and more than 4,000 deaths. Sierra Leone was officially declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization (WHO) earlier this month.