Guinea is last of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)-affected countries in West Africa currently recording active cases. As of 1 November, Sierra Leone had gone 37 days of the 42-day countdown to a declaration marking the end of Ebola virus transmission in the human population on 7 November, if no further cases are reported.
Liberia as of 1 November has reached day 60 of the 90 days of enhanced surveillance and has been free of EVD transmission since 3 September.
In Guinea, a government-led 21-day surveillance campaign is underway in the new active area and surrounding villages, namely Tana market and the sub-prefecture of Kaliah, Forécariah.
In Liberia, the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) has confirmed its support to an EVD Emergency Preparedness and Response consortium led by International Rescue Committee (IRC) and including other humanitarian partners.
In Sierra Leone, WHO and partners are launching a full-scale viral persistence study after the completion of the pilot study. The full study will enrol female survivors as well as males, and will assay a wide range of body fluids.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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