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Ebola returns to Liberia

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A 17-year-old boy has died from Ebola in Liberia, the country’s first confirmed case of the virus since it was officially declared Ebola-free seven weeks ago.

Deputy Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah said the boy had died in Nedowein, a town close to Liberia’s international airport, 45km south of the capital Monrovia.

He told Liberians there was no need to panic.

There’s been an increase in cases of Ebola in the two other West African countries worst affected by the epidemic, Guinea and Sierra Leone, coinciding with the start of the rainy season.

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