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The Return Of Ebola In Liberia

Health workers wash their hands after taking a blood specimen from a child to test for the Ebola virus in an area where a 17-year old boy died from the virus on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Liberian authorities on Tuesday quarantined the area where the corpse of the boy was found, sparking fears this West African country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free. (Abbas Dulleh/AP)
Health workers wash their hands after taking a blood specimen from a child to test for the Ebola virus in an area where a 17-year old boy died from the virus on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Liberian authorities on Tuesday quarantined the area where the corpse of the boy was found, sparking fears this West African country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free. (Abbas Dulleh/AP)

This week, Liberia found three new cases of Ebola. The country was declared Ebola-free two months ago, but now it seems the deadly disease is back. Health officials are on high alert and scrambling to figure out how the victims contracted the disease. NPR’s Michaeleen Doucleff joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti with details.

Guest

  • Michaeleen Doucleff, a digital editor for NPR’s Science Desk. She is the deputy host for the global health and development blog, Goats and Soda, and she reports for the web and radio on disease outbreaks and trends in global health. She tweets @FoodieScience.

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