23 new Ebola cases in Liberia – Official

Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has released the latest update on the Ebola epidemic from March 21 to August 29, saying there have been 23 new cases of the virus in the country.According to the Communication Director of the ministry, Rev. John Sumo on Monday, there are 13 new suspected cases, 33 probable cases and 23 confirmed cases since last week.

Sumo said from March 22 to Saturday, August 29 there were 1,639 cumulative cases of which 398 cases are confirmed, while out of 918 cumulative deaths, 332 have been confirmed.

Speaking on a local radio talk show ‘Ebola Special’ in Monrovia on Monday, Rev. Sumo also disclosed that seven Ebola survivors were discharged from the ELWA Centre last week bringing the total number of survivors from that treatment center for August to 30.

He said of the seven survivors, two of them were a doctor and a physician who were treated with the ZMAPP experimental drug.

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Dan Mullin is an active writer and editor for the Pluto Daily who covered the 2014 Ebola Outbreak. Mullin attended the Wake Forest School of Medicine before leaving to pursue his lifelong science goal of allowing humans to live forever via a computer/brain transfer.