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Liberia says 4 remaining Ebola patients have recovered


Liberia's deputy health minister says the country has no confirmed Ebola cases after four patients who tested positive for the disease recovered.

   Tolbert Nyenswah told state radio Friday the patients would be discharged in a ceremony Monday.

   Ebola killed more than 4,800 people in Liberia before the country was declared Ebola transmission-free on May 9.  But in late June, a 17-year-old boy died from the disease. That transmission chain has produced five more cases, including the four patients Nyenswah said had been cured and a woman in her 20s who died earlier this week.

   Liberia cannot be declared Ebola transmission-free again until it goes 42 days -- twice the maximum incubation period -- without any new cases.
   Nyenswah said 123 contacts connected to the recent cases are still being monitored.

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