By: Chia Lee, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The Ebola virus has returned to Sierra Leone just hours after the World Health Organization declared it Ebola-free. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday evening issued a red travel alert for the West African nation, as signs of new Ebola cases were found.
The nation that had been battling with the outbreak for two years was declared Ebola-free on November 2015. On January 14, the WHO declared an end to the Ebola outbreak. However, just hours later, the organization unexpectedly announced a new Ebola death.
On January 20, the WHO confirmed a second new Ebola case in Sierra Leone. The two cases were found connected as the latest patient was a relative of a 22-year-old woman who died of Ebola on January 14.