Ebola case confirmed in Liberia

A health worker is disinfected outside the Island Clinic in Monrovia. Credit: Reuters

A case of Ebola has been confirmed in a 10-year-old boy in Liberia - which was previously declared free of the disease.

The boy is currently being seen by medics at the treatment center on the outskirts of the capital Monrovia.

Liberia was first declared Ebola-free on May 9 - but there was a resurgence of the disease in late June infecting four people and two later died.

The country was again declared Ebola-free on September 3 by the World Health Organization.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Francis Kateh told AP on Friday the boy, a resident of the eastern Paynesville district of Monrovia, was taken to the Ebola treatment unit late Thursday.

He confirmed the boy had Ebola.