UPDATE Girl diagnosed with Ebola dies in Sierra Leone

Initial suspicions are that Kadiatu Thullah died after having sex with a survivor, but there is no confirmation of this

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The 16-year-old girl diagnosed with Ebola in northern Sierra Leone's Bomabli district has died, the authorities say.

This is the first confirmed death from the virus in the district for nearly six months.

READ MORE: After 169 days : Young girl in Sierra Leone diagnosed with Ebola

Initial suspicions are that Kadiatu Thullah died after having sex with a survivor, but there is no confirmation of this

Sierra Leone celebrated last month when it discharged the last remaining Ebola patient from its treatment centres.

But since then a new spate of cases has erupted, leaving two dead and five people in treatment.

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