Ebola: Liberia records 18 cases, 11 dead

Ebola virus is one of the most aggressive viruses known to date because of it kills rapidly.

The Liberia government on Tuesday in Monrovia said the number of people afflicted with the Ebola disease has risen to 18 from which 11 people have died.

The Liberian Minister of Health, Walter Gwenigale, decried the situation and warned Liberians to take the situation seriously saying it is no joke at all as the Ebola epidemic is aggressive.

He said so far, 18 people have been registered as having the disease and 11 have so far died.

Mr. Gwenigale said that the number of Ebola cases in the country had risen to the latest figure from 14 last week.

He said eight deaths were recorded in Foya, Lofa County, near Guinea; from where the virus entered the country.

Mr. Gwenigale noted that the other three deaths took place in Monntserrado County in the capital Monrovia, one in Margibi County and one in northeastern Nimba County, where a hunter was reported to have died of the disease.

The minister said Ebola usually leaves little time for treatment to save a sick individual.

(Xinhua/NAN)

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