New Ebola breakout kills 22 year old West African woman.
New fears have arisen amid a recent outbreak of Ebola that killed a 22 year old female student.
West Africans received the devastating news of the recent outbreak a day after celebrating an end to the deadly disease. “…Liberia became the last of the three worst-hit countries in the region to be declared Ebola-free,” according to Yahoo! News.
Sierra Leone had received the all-clear last November, and Guinea in December. However, this latest news has Sierra Leonians worried and the government urging residents not to panic as it scrambles to find solutions to the prevent further spreading of Ebola.
The World Health Organization on Friday, confirmed that the 22 year had indeed tested positive for the disease, although the country’s chief medical officer, Dr. Brima Kargbo, said she showed “no signs or symptoms that fitted the case definition of Ebola when she arrived at Magburaka Government Hospital.”
According to Dr. Kargbo, the government will “revisit the Ebola case definition,” since the patient did not have fever or redness of the eyes when she was examined at the outpatient ward.
Meanwhile, more than 100 people have been quarantined following this latest death from the tropical fever. During a press conderence the national coordinator of the Office of National Security, Ishmael Tarawally said, of those in isolation, twenty-eight were considered high risk, as they had contact with the woman prior to her death. Still three others “had yet to be contacted.”
More than 11,000 people died from Ebola, in Guinea. It was the deadliest outbreak to date, of the virus, which began in December 2013.
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