Liberia officials: Patient tests positive for Ebola - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Liberia officials: Patient tests positive for Ebola


 Two senior Liberian officials say a patient in the country's capital has tested positive for Ebola, more than two weeks after the last case was discharged.

   Liberia has seen the most deaths in the world's largest-ever Ebola outbreak, but since it has not had a case for more than two weeks, it was counting down to being declared Ebola-free.

   But Dr. Francis Kateh, the acting head of the country's Ebola Incident Management Team, said Friday that a test has come back positive for a female patient. A second test is generally done to confirm the diagnosis.

   Tolbert Nyenswah, who runs Liberia's Ebola response, also said he had been told a person has tested positive. He said the patient has been transferred to an Ebola treatment center in Monrovia.

Powered by Frankly