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26 Apr 2017

#WHO says #Liberia taking #precautions after #mystery #deaths (Reuters, Apr. 26 ‘17)

 

Title: #WHO says #Liberia taking #precautions after #mystery #deaths.

Subject: Undiagnosed fatal illness in Liberia.

Source: Reuters, full page: (LINK).

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WHO says Liberia taking precautions after mystery deaths

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GENEVA Liberian health authorities are taking rapid precautionary steps after eight people died of a mystery illness, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, 10 months after the end of a catastrophic two-year Ebola virus outbreak.

Liberian authorities said initial scientific investigations ruled out Ebola as the cause of the deaths.

"Yesterday WHO received a report from Liberia health authorities about a cluster of unexplained illness and deaths in the southern part of the country – Sinoe County," WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said in emailed comments.

"According to this report, since Monday 14 people have fallen sick. Eight people have died and six are seriously ill and still in the hospital."

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Keywords: Undiagnosed Illness; Liberia.

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