•As two new cases reported in Guinea
The Ebola virus that ravaged thousands of lives in West Africa months ago had earlier been declared tamed, but a recent report by BBC says that two people have tested positive for Ebola in Guinea, three months after the outbreak was declared over in the country.
They are being cared for at a treatment centre in the south of the country, close to where the worst Ebola outbreak in history was first identified two years ago. It’s understood three members of their family had recently died after showing symptoms of Ebola.
The government says their village is now in lockdown and vaccines are being taken to the area to try and protect those at risk.
The World Health Organization has warned sporadic cases of Ebola are likely to re-emerge as the virus can linger on in body fluids of some survivors.
Both neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone have reported new cases after the outbreaks were declared over there – but this is another major blow in the continuing fight against Ebola.