Boy dies of Ebola in Liberia, first such fatality for months

The Ebola virus treatment center where three people are currently being treated in Paynesville, Liberia.
The Ebola virus treatment center where three people are currently being treated in Paynesville, Liberia. PHOTO: REUTERS

MONROVIA (Reuters) - A 15-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Liberia, the first such fatality for months in a country declared free of the disease in September, chief medical officer Francis Kateh said on Tuesday (Nov 24).

Nathan Gbotoe tested positive last week and died late on Monday in hospital in Paynesville near the capital, where his father and brother are also being treated for Ebola, said officials.