Ebola Virus Patient in Liberia Dies

March 29, 2015 6:22 PM

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Ebola Virus Patient in Liberia Dies

Ebola virus patient, Ruth Tugbah, who had been the sole remaining person in Liberia to carry the deadly virus, died in Monrovia, the capital, at a treatment center. Her case was the first to be reported to Liberia in weeks, and as a result, has hindered efforts to halt the ebola virus. The virus has also spread in other countries, such as Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Francis Katteh, who is the acting head of the response team, stated that since the patient may have contracted the virus through sex, the team has been able to trace all those with whom Tugbah has come into contact.

Ebola is a deadly virus, which is usually transmitted through bodily fluids, such as blood and semen. Other possible ways it is spread is through sweat, saliva, vomit, breast milk, feces, and urine. This can happen through direct contact with humans or infected animal species, through broken skin an...

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