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West Africa - Ebola Outbreak Fact Sheet #7, Fiscal Year (FY) 2016

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Situation Report
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoSL and partners launch response to two new confirmed EVD cases in Sierra Leone

  • WHO declares end to EVD outbreak in Guinea

  • Liberia commemorates end to most recent EVD outbreak; response actors transition to surveillance activities

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • The Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) confirmed a new Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case in Tonkolili District on January 14, following consecutive EVD-positive post-mortem test results. A rapid response team deployed to Tonkolili the same day to assist case investigation and response efforts.

  • On January 21, the GoSL confirmed that a family member and close caretaker of the deceased individual subsequently developed EVD, and immediately began receiving treatment at a specialized EVD treatment unit (ETU) in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city.

  • Guinea began a 90-day period of heightened surveillance on December 30, as the Government of Guinea (GoG) and humanitarian partners transition to surveillance and recovery activities.