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Liberia confirms Ebola case two months after being declared free of the disease

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3620 (Published 02 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3620
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

Ebola virus disease has returned to Liberia, two months after the country was declared free of it, the World Health Organization has confirmed.

On 29 June routine surveillance detected a confirmed case of the disease in the coastal Margibi County, the first new confirmed case in the country since 20 March.

The patient was a 17 year old man who first became ill on 21 June. He …

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