A 15-year-old boy has died of Ebola, in Liberia, the first death from the virus in months, since the country became declared free of the disease in early September.
Brazil has reportedly tested a man, who had recently came from Guinea, for Ebola, whilst preventively shutting down the public health unit where he was first treated.
An Ebola scare has been reported in southern Nigeria, after a man with Ebola-like symptoms died shortly after entering a hospital in Calabar, in southern Nigeria.
A Scottish nurse, who contracted Ebola last year while working in West Africa, has been readmitted to a London hospital, in a ‘serious condition’, as a result of Ebola from the original infection resurfacing.
Just two new Ebola cases have been reported in the past week, one in Guinea and Sierra Leone respectively, with signs of an end to the outbreak looking within reach.
An Ebola vaccine, which has shown 100% protection in preliminary tests, has been described as ‘remarkable’ by experts, and could potentially change how the deadly virus is treated.
Liberia has confirmed another case of Ebola in the country, the death of a woman at a hospital in the capital, Monrovia, the sixth confirmed infection since the disease resurfaced last month, after a six-week lull.
Six hunters in DR Congo, who fell sick and were suspected to have been infected with Ebola, have tested negative for the deadly disease.
Liberia has confirmed a third case of Ebola in the country, raising fears of another national outbreak, nearly two months since the country was declared free of the disease.
Liberian health officials have reportedly discovered a second case of Ebola in the country, increasing fears of a resurgence of the disease in the country.