Subscribe Register Login

Monday, July 28, 2014, 8:01 a.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

Liberian official: 7 more deaths linked to Ebola

By The Associated Press

This article was published June 17, 2014 at 8:50 a.m.

MONROVIA, Liberia — Seven people believed to have the Ebola virus have died in recent days in the first deaths reported in the Liberian capital since the outbreak began, a health official said Tuesday.

Deputy Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah said that raises to 16 the number of people believed to have died from the virus in the West African country. Four of the deaths were confirmed by tests to be Ebola, he said.

The deaths, recorded since June 8, are worrisome because no new cases had been confirmed in Liberia in about two months. Nyenswah said the new wave of cases was believed to have begun on May 30. The virus, which causes severe bleeding and high fevers, has continued to ravage neighboring Guinea in that time and has spread to Sierra Leone.

"The first phase of the epidemic was contained," said Nyenswah. "But because of proximity to Guinea and Sierra Leone, we did not declare outbreak over."

Other officials have previously downplayed the significance of the virus jumping borders, saying that it is to be expected since people travel and trade frequently across the borders of the three countries.

Comments on: Liberian official: 7 more deaths linked to Ebola

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Direct care positi

    timber ridgeons Benton, ARProvide support to individuals, in...
    BENTON, AR

  • Production workers

    earn egg-cellent pay openings Along with an excellent compen...
    SILOAM SPRINGS, AR

  • Forklift operators

    earn egg-cellent pay openings Along with an excellent compen...
    SILOAM SPRINGS, AR

  • D&a safety coord.

    Drug and Alcohol Safety CoordinatorRecommends to Courts the ...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Maintenance tech

    Req # 13407Entergy Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is an...
    MALVERN, AR

Search 893 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online