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Between March 17–23, the Government of Guinea (GoG) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed three new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Guinea, originating in N’zérékoré Prefecture’s Koropara town. Health care workers linked all three confirmed cases to three deaths in late February and early March in Koropara, which healthactors now consider probable cases. All three newly confirmed cases have since died.
USAID/OFDA recently committed $3.1 million to International Medical Corps (IMC) to bolster rapid response capacity in Guinea. With USAID/OFDA support, IMC maintains four rapid response teams (RRTs) to support the GoG’s response to new EVD cases.
Following the confirmation of new cases, an IMC staff member deployed to Koropara to conduct initial assessments, and IMC RRTs remain on standby to assist response activities.