Two more family members test positive for Ebola
Ebola, the virus that killed more than 4,800 people in Liberia since the outbreak began in December 2013, is back after the West African country was twice declared free of the disease. After a 15-year-old boy recently contracted the virus, his father and brother also tested positive for the disease. Liberian health officials have placed 153 people under surveillance, including 22 nurses and six patients from a hospital in Monrovia, the capital, according to Liberian health authorities.
The new Ebola cases in Liberia raise fears that neighboring Sierra Leone, recently declared Ebola free, may suffer similar setbacks in eradicating the disease. Guinea, the third West African nation where the recent outbreak was centered, has not reported a new case since the end of last month and has begun a 42-day countdown to be declared Ebola free.
By last week, 28,634 people had contracted Ebola, and 11,314 had died from confirmed or suspected cases, according to the World Health Organization. - Los Angeles Times
New leader vows change
Sweeping changes lie ahead for Argentina's economy and foreign policy, including an end to protectionism and unquestioned support for the leftist government in Venezuela, President-elect Mauricio Macri said Monday. Macri spoke at his first news conference after winning Sunday's runoff election. Macri said he would implement spending cuts and a slate of free-market policies that will reverse the controls on the economy instituted by outgoing President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Her populist programs sought to keep a lid on domestic prices by shutting off access to foreign markets for Argentine producers of staples such as beef, corn and wheat. - Los Angeles Times
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