A 30-year-old woman, who tested positive of the Ebola Virus Disease at the Redemption Hospital on Bushrod Island, has died, Deputy Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah has confirmed.
"We are still investigating where this lady came from," he said when asked about the community the victim came from. Deputy Minister Nyenswah, who is Head of the Ebola Incident Management System, told the Liberia News Agency in an interview Friday that his team has the capacity and is doing everything possible to contain the outbreak and stop its further spread. The disease has resurfaced twice after it was contained. This is the third flare-up in the country. "Her blood specimens were taken and tested positive of Ebola. Investigations are ongoing to identify the source of transmission and the line-listing of contacts," the health ministry statement said. "The Ministry of Health is encouraging the citizens not to panic in the wake of the new Ebola case," it said.