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California doctor gives update on Ebola in Liberia




GBARNGA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 07:  U.S. Navy microbiologist Lt. Jimmy Regeimbal tests blood samples for Ebola at the U.S. Navy mobile laboratory of on October 7, 2014 near Gbarnga in Bong County of central Liberia. The U.S. now operates 4 mobile laboratories in Liberia as part of the American response to the Ebola epidemic. The disease has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
GBARNGA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 07: U.S. Navy microbiologist Lt. Jimmy Regeimbal tests blood samples for Ebola at the U.S. Navy mobile laboratory of on October 7, 2014 near Gbarnga in Bong County of central Liberia. The U.S. now operates 4 mobile laboratories in Liberia as part of the American response to the Ebola epidemic. The disease has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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It was one year ago this week that the first death in the current Ebola outbreak was recorded in Guinea.

In the year since, the deadly disease has claimed over 7,500 lives in West Africa. Today, Liberia reported dozens of new cases after mostly containing the spread in recent weeks.

Back in October, Take Two spoke with Dr. Phuoc Le, a global health expert from UC San Francisco. At the time he, was on his way to treat patients in Liberia.

KPCC's Adrian Florido checks back in with Le, who is now back in the U.S. 

Hear the original interview: California docs go to Liberia, regardless of new quarantine order