A second case of the deadly Ebola virus has been reported in the West African nation of Sierra Leone in as many weeks — just seven days after health officialsdeclared a major epidemic in the region had ended.
The two cases are connected. The latest patient — a woman being treated in the capital, Freetown — is an aunt of a 22-year-old woman who died of Ebola last week in Sierra Leone, World Health Organization spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said Thursday.
The aunt, who had cared for her sick niece, tested positive for the virus after developing symptoms while in quarantine Wednesday, Jasarevic said.
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