Liberia confirms 2 new Ebola cases

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Posted: Jul 09, 2015 4:44 PM

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The acting head of Liberia's Ebola Case Management Team says that two new cases of Ebola have emerged from the same community where the virus resurged the other week.

Dr. Francis Kateh said Thursday that the number of confirmed Ebola cases has risen to five, including the 17-year-old teen who died of the disease on June 28.

He said the newest patients, a boy and a girl, were brought to a treatment center Wednesday from the same Nedowein community where the teen died, some 30 miles (48 kilometers) outside the capital, Monrovia.

Dr. Kateh said all four confirmed patients are admitted at a treatment center near Monrovia.

He said 120 people have been quarantined, and that 14 who are considered active "high risk" contacts are being monitored.