Fourth UN staff member in Liberia contracts Ebola

A fourth member of the UN mission in Liberia, the country hardest-hit by the Ebola epidemic, has been hospitalised after testing positive for the virus.

“This is the fourth case of Ebola in the mission and UNMIL [United Nations Mission in Liberia] personnel continue to mourn the deaths of two colleagues who died from the disease only three months ago,” a UN statement said on Wednesday. Liberia tops the number of Ebola deaths in the world with 3,376 deaths but has seen a clear decrease of new transmissions in the past month.

Ebola has killed 7,518 people, almost all of them in the west African epicentres of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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