UPDATE 2-Liberia reports first new case of Ebola in weeks

March 20, 2015 11:33 PM

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MONROVIA, March 20 (Reuters) - Liberia reported its first Ebola case in weeks on Friday, a woman whom authorities suspect may have contracted the virus through sexual intercourse with a survivor, in a setback to efforts to halt the outbreak in West Africa.

Liberian Information Minister Lewis Brown said that a 44-year-old woman had been transferred to the ELWA Ebola treatment unit in the capital Monrovia after testing positive for the virus.

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