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Situation Report No. 72 on the EBOLA Virus disease epidemic in Liberia as of 29th May to 28 July 2014.

Highlights

Lofa County

• Bakedou

– Citizens and CHSWT have reached a compromise to allow health workers to investigate and follow up cases.

– Unofficial: About 15 persons are currently ill.

• Voinjama

– One of the two patients in the holding room left against medical advice and relocated to Zorzor Curran Hospital. However, specimen was taken.

Bong County

– There no lab technician to collect specimen

Bomi County

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Liberia closes borders as Ebola hits major west African cities

07/28/2014 16:15 GMT

by Zoom Dosso

MONROVIA, July 28, 2014 (AFP) - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has announced the closure of most of the Ebola-hit country's land borders after the deadly tropical virus spread to two of west Africa's largest cities.

Liberia, along with neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone, is struggling to contain an epidemic that has infected some 1,200 people and left at least 670 dead across the region since the start of the year.

Agence France-Presse:

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President Sirleaf Appeals to All Liberians to Join the Fight against the Ebola Virus; Commits US$500,000 from Government

Monrovia,Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on all Liberians and residents within our borders irrespective of background to join the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak in the country.

According to an Executive Mansion release, during a brief stopover at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Congo Town early Tuesday morning, the Liberian leader expressed the conviction that the country can overcome the outbreak if they form a common front in the fight through community outreach and other awareness campaigns.

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UNICEF Liberia Ebola Virus Disease Situation Report #41, 25 July 2014

Sumary:

· Between 21 and 23 July, 36 additional suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases and four (4) additional deaths of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases had been reported in Liberia. The additional cases include four (4) health workers.

· As of 23:00 on 23 July, the cumulative number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases reported during Ebola Outbreak #2 in Liberia stood at 258; and the total number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola deaths stood at 130.

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President of Liberia honors WHO for support in health

Monrovia, 24 July 2014 – The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, honoured today the World Health Organization (WHO) country office by conferring the Humane Order of African Redemption with the Grade of Knight Grand Commander, for its achievements and support during the past years in areas such as maternal and children mortality, disease prevention and control, and outbreaks, including the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

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West Africa (Liberia) Ebola Virus Disease Response: SitRep #2

**BACKGROUND **

A rapidly evolving regional outbreak of the highly contagious Ebola viral disease has claimed 660 lives in West Africa according to the latest report by the World Health Organization (WHO). The total number of cases attributed to Ebola has risen to 1093.

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Liberia + 2 others
Hong Kong Red Cross second round delegates work in response to Ebola Virus Outbreak in West Africa

First local Clinical Psychologist helps support the affected

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Press Release on the EBOLA Virus disease epidemic in Liberia, July 22, 2014.

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has reaffirmed that the Ebola outbreak in the country is a National Emergency, and has called on all Liberians and residents within the borders of Liberia, to join the government and partners in the fight against the deadly virus.

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Liberia + 2 others
The World Health Organization’s Regional Director Dr Sambo calls for accelerated efforts to control Ebola

Monrovia, 22 July 2014 - The World Health Organization’s Regional Director for Africa Dr Luis Sambo began official visits to the three West African Countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. On the first leg of the visit, the Regional Director arrived in Liberia on Monday 21 July 2014 to review current outbreak response and challenges, and explore the best ways to rapidly contain the EVD outbreak in West Africa.

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ACT Appeal: Liberia: Ebola Sensitization and Prevention - LBR141

Report
ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 234,353

Balance Requested: US$ 184,353

Geneva, 22 nd July 2014

Dear Colleagues,

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Liberia: Ebola Virus Disease outbreak - Revised Emergency appeal n° MDRLR001

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This revised Emergency Appeal for a total of CHF 1,931,240 (increased from CHF 517,766) enables the IFRC to support the Liberian National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 1.5m people, with a focus on information and communication, education, awareness raising, and social mobilization, surveillance, case identification and contact management, case management (including management of dead bodies), psychosocial support, and regional preparedness and response.

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West Africa (Liberia) Ebola Virus Disease Response: SitRep #1

BACKGROUND

A rapidly evolving regional outbreak of the highly contagious Ebola viral disease has claimed 613 lives in West Africa according to the latest report by the World Health Organization (WHO). The total number of cases attributed to Ebola has risen to 982.

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UNICEF-Liberia Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #37, 16 July 2014

The new cases include the first confirmed case in Bong County, where a health worker has tested positive. As of 15 July, the cumulative number of cases stood at 173.

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Liberia + 6 others
Ebola: Sub-regional Snapshot - Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Mali, Guinea-Bissau (14 July 2014)

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

Over the past month, the number of Ebola cases in the region has significantly increased. UNICEF's efforts through partners to control the epidemic have increased but the challenges remain substantial. The need to halt the spread of the disease by combating rumors, fears and misconceptions about the Ebola virus through interpersonal communication strategies is becoming more and more critical to the overall response.

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Liberia + 2 others
Fighting Ebola "by the grace of God"

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IRIN

MONROVIA, 15 July 2014 (IRIN) - Panicked and shocked Liberian health workers who have seen their colleagues die of Ebola, which has killed more than 500 people in West Africa since January, are abandoning their work stations, hoping to resume only when the disease subsides.

Their frustrations have been compounded by the lack of adequate medical equipment. Those who remain at work face a heavier workload. The authorities say they are conducting training and supplying equipment to bolster Ebola control.

IRIN:

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