Reacting to the development, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Linus Awute, said on Wednesday that though there was need for awareness, there was no cause for alarm.
“It must be noted that the main symptoms of the Ebola Virus Disease are fever, severe headache, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea. Patients in some cases, also have neurological symptoms of becoming confused and restless.”
The new cases have raised anxiety across the globe, placing Liberia once again on the radar of global health authorities.
There were also fears that a resurgence of Ebola in Nigeria may spell doom, given the challenging economic environment in the country.
Also commenting on the latest outbreak of the disease, US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said yesterday in a video conference watched across West Africa that the new Ebola death was a signpost that the business of combating Ebola was yet to be concluded.
Thomas-Greenfield said considering the resurgence of the disease in Liberia, the new case “is a warning to us that the job is not done”.
According to reports by Reuters/News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), it was not immediately possible to verify the information nor was it clear if this included the case cited by Massaquoi.