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Liberia confirms a second Ebola case

Liberian officials just confirmed a second diagnosis of Ebola only seven weeks after the country was declared Ebola-free. The case comes from Nedowein, the same town where officials recently detected Ebola on a teen's corpse. The infected person has been moved 30 miles north to the country's capital, Monrovia, for treatment.

As if the return of Ebola wasn't bad news enough for Liberia, the country's health workers are protesting. The Associated Press reports that Ebola treatment workers stormed the Ministry of Health on Wednesday. They say that they have not been paid for their work since the country was declared free of the disease on May 9.

Liberia is one of the three West African countries hit hardest by the deadly virus. Since last year, more than 11,000 people in West Africa have died from Ebola.