MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On January 14, Sierra Leone’s health officials said that a boy had died from the Ebola virus in the country’s northern Tonkolili district. The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the case on January 15, which was a day after it announced the end of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Sierra Leone declared the end of Ebola transmission in November 2015.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned that Ebola virus outbreaks would happen in 2016 despite the fact that all known chains of Ebola transmission had been stopped in West Africa.
Ebola is spread through direct contact with the bodily fluids of those infected.