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ntelos results from liberia show that it bola probably remains latent in the country for the two months since it was declared ebola free i am on the fires reporting for writers from dakar , liberia was declared ebola free on may ninth and then two months after that the country reported another case that was a seventeen year old boy called abraham who caught the virus in my d. v. county in central liberia since then officials on the ground has been trying to find out the mystery behind the first case since abraham lived in an area of the country which is far from the borders and he had no history of traveling to guinea or sierra leone where transmission continues , today new genetic test results out of liberia show that the new case was linked to a previous version of the virus which existed in liberia at the height of the epidemic which shows that it was not a cross border case and it was not transmitted from an animal as many local people thought at the time they told reuters that people had eaten a dead dog in the local community and they thought that that was what had given abraham abdullah investigation on the grounds it now is going to focus on transmission from survivors we know already that info that can live on in certain parts of the body such as semen and the human eye and some people think that sexual transmission is the explanation behind this case i think the real significance of what's happened in liberia though is that it shows us how much we still don't know about this epidemic , tenet live on in survivors canada survivors transmitted in new ways we simply don't know another thing that it raises is the question of whether forty two days is enough time to declare an epidemic over events in liberia suggests that it's not