Ebola Virus Hits Second Country in West Africa

Monday, March 31, 2014
By Paul Martin

Danielle Wiener-Bronner
Mar 31, 2014

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) two cases of ebola fever have been confirmed in Liberia, which means that the highly contagious virus has started to spread from Guinea across West Africa.

WHO offers more details on their website:

As of 29 March, seven clinical samples, all from adult patients from Foya district, Lofa County, have been tested by PCR using Ebola Zaire virus primers by the mobile laboratory of the Institut Pasteur (IP) Dakar in Conakry. Two of those samples have tested positive for the ebolavirus. There have been 2 deaths among the suspected cases; a 35 year old woman who died on 21 March tested positive for ebolavirus while a male patient who died on 27 March tested negative. Foya remains the only district in Liberia that has reported confirmed or suspected cases of EHF. As of 26 March

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