Third member of U.N. mission in Liberia contracts Ebola

December 5, 2014 11:13 AM

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Third member of U.N. mission in Liberia contracts Ebola

MONROVIA (Reuters) - A U.N. peacekeeper in Liberia has contracted Ebola and is being treated at a clinic in the capital Monrovia, becoming the third member of the mission infected by the deadly virus since the outbreak began.

The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) said in a statement that it was taking steps to ensure all those who come into contact with the peacekeeper while he was symptomatic were quarantined and 16 individuals had been identified to date.

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