news.com.au2 cases of Ebola confirmed in Liberia
13 hours ago March 31, 2014 2:03PMLIBERIA'S health minister says two patients have tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, which is already believed to have killed at least 70 people in neighbouring Guinea.
Walter Gwenigale told The Associated Press on Sunday that one patient was married to a Guinean man and had returned ill from a recent trip there. She died in Lofa County.
The second patient is the sister of the dead woman. Gwenigale said she is alive and has been isolated in a medical centre outside of Monrovia.
Guinea confirmed last week that several victims of hemorrhagic fever in the country's southern region had tested positive for Ebola. Cases have also been confirmed in the capital, Conakry.