Ebola: Quarantine period ends in Liberia

December 2015

After more than 3 months with no new Ebola cases in Liberia, a 15-year-old boy tested positive with Ebola virus disease after being admitted to a Greater Monrovia health clinic on 19 November. His younger brother and father were also infected with the disease. In addition to the family, 165 people were identified as contacts and the community was placed under quarantine for 21 days.

It was with joy and a sense of renewed hope that the quarantine period ended for the community in Montserrado County on 11 December. A ceremony was held in a local church to celebrate. If Liberia reports no more new cases, the country will be declared free of Ebola transmission on 15 January 2016.

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