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Weekly Update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD): Preparedness for South Sudan Update #8 (20 October 2018)

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  • In response to the re-classification of South Sudan to “very high risk” from “high risk”, the WCO South Sudan has deployed members of staff to the prioritized states of Yambio, Yei, Torit (Nimule) and Wau to strengthen the EVD preparedness coordination with partners on ground and the national task force in Juba.

  • The WHO Representative to South Sudan, Dr Olushayo Olu led a team to Yambio to reinforce the WHO’s leadership in EVD preparedness activities in the state.

  • One suspected EVD case was reported in Gumbo Juba on Monday, 15th October 2018. The rapid response team in Juba was dispatched to investigate the alert. Preliminary GenXpert result from the National Public Health Laboratory and the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) polymerase chain reaction results showed negative for Ebola virus disease, Marburg, RVF, Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever and Sosuga virus.