Ebola awareness posters are seen peeling off the wall in Freetown, Sierra Leone, January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Umaru Fofana
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A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Sierra Leone, officials said Thursday, the second since west Africa celebrated the end of the epidemic last week.The World Health Organization said the new case involved the aunt of 22-year-old Marie Jalloh, who died of Ebola on Jan. 12 .Sierra Leone's health ministry spokesman Sidi Yahya Tunis also confirmed the new patient, saying the aunt had helped wash Jalloh's body to prepare it for an Islamic burial.Ebola is at its most infectious as people are dying or in the bodies of those who have died from the virus.A week ago, the WHO announced that transmission of the virus that killed 11,315 people and triggered a global health alert had ended, with Liberia the last country to get the all-clear.
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