New Ebola infection detected in deceased Liberian woman

A new Ebola virus infection has been discovered in a deceased Liberian woman.
A new Ebola virus infection has been discovered in a deceased Liberian woman.

A 30-year-old woman in Liberia who recently passed away was later confirmed to have the Ebola virus.

Liberia has experienced multiple Ebola virus outbreaks since May 2015, though it is no longer considered a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in West Africa by the World Health Organization (WHO). 

Due to the rising technologies and capabilities of the health world, Ebola virus infections have become easier to detect, and WHO and Liberian public health officials have begun investigating the area in which the woman lived and was treated to search for any other possible Ebola likelihoods after a meeting to discuss response plans.

WHO predicts that major Ebola virus outbreaks will continue, such as in nearby Guinea, which is currently handling a new grouping of infections, and Sierra Leone. The virus continues to survive in some victims, and will likely cause more infections in the three countries. 

WHO continues to keep the areas staffed with over 1,000 trained responders; it is constantly working to regain the health structures of the three countries.

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