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Weekly Update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD): Preparedness for South Sudan Update #9 (27 October 2018)

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  • The World Health Organization Regional Director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti , visited South Sudan to open the Public Health Emergency Operations Center in Juba.

  • Four new WHO consultants w ill be deployed to high risks states of Yambio, Yei, Torit (Nimule) and Wau in response to the re -­‐ classification of South Sudan to “very high risk” from “high risk” status.

  • IOM has screened a total of 11,711 people at four point s of entry, PoE, sites at Yei airport, Yei SSRRC, Kaya and Okaba. IOM also visited four other points of entry and assessed operationalizing screening at the PoEs.

  • An Ebola virus disease alert reported and investigated in Yambio on 21 October 2018.