U.N. Peacekeeper Contracts Ebola In Liberia

December 5, 2014 11:05 AM

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MONROVIA, Dec 5 (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 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. Sixteen individuals had been identified to date.

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