Liberia + 4 more

West Africa - Ebola Outbreak Fact Sheet #5, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015

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Situation Report
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoL, USG support response activities linked to recent EVD cases in Liberia

  • GoL monitors more than 160 contacts remaining under observation through December 11

  • Guinea completes four consecutive weeks with no new EVD cases

  • Sierra Leone plans transition of NERC functions to permanent GoSL institutions

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • The Government of Liberia (GoL), the USG Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), and relief organizations continue to support response activities linked to the three recently confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia’s Montserrado County. The GoL is monitoring more than 160 contacts of the cases, including at least 10 health care workers and 13 community members classified as high-risk contacts. EVD response actors are providing food, water, and emergency relief supplies to high-risk contacts under precautionary observation in designated sites, as well as contacts monitored at home.

  • The Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) is finalizing the organizational structure of the emergency public health entities expected to succeed the National Ebola Response Center (NERC) and District Ebola Response Center (DERCs) by late December.