Guinea confirms seven EVD cases between March 17 and April 6
Liberia confirms three EVD cases since March 31; genetic sequencing identifies link to Guinea cluster
USG partners respond to new EVD cases in Guinea and Liberia
USAID/OFDA provides $3 million for community-level and integrated disease surveillance in Sierra Leone
On March 17, the Government of Guinea (GoG) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed a new Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cluster in Guinea. The cluster originated in N’Zérékoré Prefecture’s Koropara village and spread to neighboring Macenta Prefecture. The GoG had reported a total of seven confirmed and three probable EVD cases, including eight deaths, as of April 18. One individual remained in treatment at the N’Zérékoré EVD treatment unit (ETU) as of April 19.
Between March 31 and April 5, the Government of Liberia (GoL) confirmed three EVD cases in the capital city of Monrovia. The EVD-positive wife of a confirmed case in Macenta had traveled to Liberia with several family members; she died on March 31. Subsequently, her two children tested positive for EVD. On April 12, genetic sequencing confirmed an epidemiological link between the cases in Liberia and Guinea’s cluster. As of April 18, the children continued to receive care at Monrovia’s ELWA ETU.