New Ebola Cases Hit Liberia

A little boy tested positive Ebola in Liberia this past weekend, days after his mother died, VOA reports.

Liberian officials trace the cases back to Guinea, which announced a cluster of cases last month. The 30-year-old mother apparently crossed the border from Guinea, despite Liberia’s attempts to close its border after the Guinean flare-up.

Deputy Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah expressed confidence that Liberia is equipped to contain the cases and has tracked down all of the woman’s contacts. However, Crawford Kilian pieced together a timeline for the cases, and concludes that both Guinea and Liberia dropped the ball: Guinea, on poor contact monitoring, and Liberia, on poor vigilance of its porous border.

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