Fresh Ebola case in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone health workers have confirmed a death from Ebola, after the World Health Organization declared the West Africa outbreak over.
The country which was declared free of the virus on 7th November, and its surroundings as a whole was cleared when Liberia was pronounced Ebola-free on Thursday.
But the tests conducted on a boy who died in northern Sierra Leone resulted positive for the virus, a health ministry spokesman told the BBC.
Sidi Yahya Tunis, Health ministry spokesman told the BBC that the boy had died in the northern Tonkolili district. The British health experts conducted the tests.
In declaring West Africa clear after the recent outbreak on Thursday, the WHO warned that the area was susceptible to small flare-ups of the virus.
A country is free of human-to-human transmission after two 21-days incubation periods have passed since the last known case tested negative for a second time