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Interagency Collaboration on Ebola - Situation Report No. 11 (25 November 2015)

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  • On 23 November in Liberia, a 15-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Ebola died four days after being tested positive. His brother and father were also tested positive and are receiving treatment at an Ebola treatment unit in Monrovia.

  • Ebola virus transmission was declared over in Sierra Leone on 7 November.

  • In Guinea, the last patient with EVD tested negative for the second time on 16 November.

  • The UN Special Envoy on Ebola released the Overview of Needs and Requirements III.

  • WHO has updated the surveillance strategy for Phase 3 of the Ebola response.

  • In Liberia, more than 1,300 health care workers participated in the Integrated Disease Surveillance Reporting (IDSR) county roll-out to develop knowledge and capacity to detect, report and respond to epidemic-prone diseases.

  • In view of educating people about the need for continued vigilance and de-stigmatization of Ebola survivors,
    IOM has started producing a mini-series on television with the National Guinean Theater Association.

Epidemiological status

  • On 23 November in Liberia, a 15-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Ebola died four days after being tested positive. His brother and father were also tested positive and are receiving treatment at an Ebola treatment unit in Monrovia.

  • Investigations into the possible source of infection are ongoing. As of 21 November, 158 contacts have been identified, including 10 health care workers at high risk. All contacts are being monitored. These are the first new Ebola cases in Liberia since the country was declared free from the disease a second time on 3 September 2015.

  • Ebola virus transmission was declared over in Sierra Leone on 7 November, following 42 days with no new cases.

  • In Guinea, the last patient with EVD, a baby born to an EVD-positive mother and confirmed to have EVD on 29 October, tested negative for the second time on 16 November. As the baby was born in an Ebola treatment centre, she is considered to have no contacts. The last 69 contacts in Guinea, including 60 high risk contacts, that were followed up in Forécariah, completed their 21-day follow-up period on 14 November.

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