Monrovia - A Liberian has died of Ebola in the first recorded case since the country at the heart of an epidemic was declared free of the virus on May 9, Deputy Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah said on Tuesday.
The body of a 17-year-old tested positive for Ebola in Margibi County, the deputy minister said.
Margibi is a rural area close to the capital Monrovia, and is home to the country's main international airport.
“There is no need to panic. The corpse has been buried and our contact tracing has started work,” Nyenswah said.