The hunter has been mentioned in reports for a day or two, but this AFP report on ReliefWeb gives us more details on his case: Ebola: a new suspect fireplace discovered in Liberia, the epidemic spreads. Excerpt from a Google translation:
Viral hemorrhagic fever continues to spread in West Africa, where a new suspected case of Ebola was reported Thursday in Liberia, officially unrelated to cases already identified in the country and neighboring Guinea.
The epicenter of the viral haemorrhagic fever, partly due to Ebola virus, remains Guinea, where the epidemic has killed 84 people out of 134 cases reported since January, mainly in the southern districts of Liberia border, according to the latest official figures Guinean government.
35 of these cases were confirmed as due to Ebola virus against which there is no vaccine or treatment. Highly contagious, its mortality rate can reach 90% and amounted early April for the Guinean epidemic to 65%, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Several suspected cases of hemorrhagic fever, some fatal, have been reported in Liberia and in Sierra Leone, all related to contamination from Guinea.
But on Thursday, the Liberian Ministry of Health announced the discovery near the town of Tapeta, Nimba area (east), a new suspect cases which, unlike previous ones, is not bound to Guinea marking a worrying evolution of the epidemiological situation in West Africa.
It is a hunter "who has never had any contact with anyone from Guinea," said AFP Bernice Dahn, Chief Medical Officer of Liberia and responsible to the Ministry of Health. "He never had any interaction with a person suspected of carrying the virus" Ebola and "never went in Guinea, this is an isolated case."
According to her, this man was in the forest, where he placed many traps wild animals, when he felt sick. "He was taken to hospital Tapeta, where he died half an hour later."
Nimba County includes areas of tropical forests with many species capable of carrying the Ebola virus.
Hitherto suspected cases reported in Liberia had direct or indirect contact with infected patients who were in Guinea and is then rendered in Lofa County (north).