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  • #46
    Re: Liberia - Ebola: 21 suspect/confirmed cases, 10 deaths as of April 7, 2014

    h/t Pathfinder

    Liberia: The death toll from the Ebola virus was 11
    MONROVIA (Xinhua) - Liberia has recorded 18 cases of the deadly Ebola virus, eleven deaths, announced Monday the government. Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 7:21 p.m. UTC CommentsPrintSend
    The Minister of Health, Walter T. Gwenigale, told reporters in Monrovia, capital of the country, the number of Ebola cases in the country has increased from 14 last week to 18 today.

    Eight deaths were recorded in Foya in Lofa County, which is located near the Guinea where the epidemic has taken its source, has he added, indicating that the other three deaths were observed in the County Montserrado, in the capital Monrovia
    ...
    http://www.afriquinfos.com/articles/...eve-251012.asp
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    • #47
      Re: Liberia - Ebola: 21 suspect/confirmed cases, 10 deaths as of April 7, 2014

      U.S. Gov't, WHO To Aid Liberia Combat Ebola

      Submitted by Cholo Brooks on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 18:01

      The Government of the United States of America is to shortly send representatives from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, to help Liberia combat the Ebola outbreak in the country.

      According to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the gesture is in response to a request the Liberian government made to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia recently.
      ...
      President Sirleaf admonished her compatriots not to panic about the Ebola outbreak in the country.
      ...
      She dismissed the recent recommendation by the Senate to close the border with neighboring Guinea, adding, “The Ebola situation is not for politicians...
      ...
      “We ask the media, we ask politicians and we ask everybody not to create panic in the country. By talking things when you don’t have the details, you simply make people afraid and that’s not good,” she added

      In a related development, the World Health Organization (WHO) has donated several items to the Liberian Government through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to help in the fight against the Ebola outbreak in the country.
      ...
      The items donated by the WHO included 1,699 pieces of Coverall, 11,500 pieces of utility gloves, 60 pieces of body bags, 108 pieces of spray for cleaning goggles, 2,450 pieces of surgical gowns, 3,500 pieces of face mask and 470 pieces of gumboots, among others.
      ...
      http://www.gnnliberia.com/articles/2...a-combat-ebola
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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      • #48
        Re: Liberia - Ebola: 21 suspect/confirmed cases, 10 deaths as of April 7, 2014

        UNICEF-Liberia
        Ebola Viral Disease: SitRep #12
        8 April 2014

        Key Points

         The total number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases stands at 21, five of which were
        confirmed and 10 of which resulted in death.
         Foya District, Lofa County, remains the epicentre of the outbreak.
         A two-person MSF team is due to arrive in Liberia tomorrow (9 April) to provide technical assistance
        to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW).
         Military staff from a United States-supported laboratory in Kenema, Sierra Leone, will also arrive in
        Liberia tomorrow (9 April) to discuss the establishment of an in-country Ebola testing facility.
         Samaritan’s Purse offered to transport Ebola specimens to testing facilities in Guinea or Sierra Leone,
        via the NGO’s helicopter.
         The Legislature has suggested that the Ministry of Education (MoE) announce an early Easter Break
        as a protective measure for children, but the MoE plans to maintain its regular schedule.
         UK Committee for UNICEF pledged £50,000 to support UNICEF-Liberia in its Ebola response efforts.

        Situation Overview

        At the daily meeting of the National Task Force (NTF) on Health Emergencies, relevant staff from the
        MoHSW and key partners provided the following updates:

        SURVEILLANCE, VERIFICATION AND CASE MANAGEMENT:
         Since yesterday (7 April), no new suspected, probable or confirmed Ebola cases1
        , Ebola-related deaths
        or confirmed Ebola cases were reported by the MoHSW. This leaves the total number of suspected,
        probable and confirmed Ebola cases at 21; the total Ebola-related deaths at 10; and the total confirmed
        Ebola cases at five.2

         Additional suspected cases of Ebola continue to be reported to the MoHSW, but these cases are not
        included in official figures until the MoHSW investigates. For example, yesterday a suspected case
        was reported in Grand Cape Mount County, where a woman who reportedly travelled to Liberia from
        Guinea has fallen ill. The woman and her caretaker were instructed to remain in isolation, and the
        MoHSW has dispatched a lab team to assess the patient and gather specimens for Ebola testing.
         Foya District, Lofa County, remains the epicentre of the outbreak, and Lofa County remains the area
        of primary concern for the MoHSW and partners. Bong, Nimba, Montserrado and Margibi are also
        areas of high focus/concern, with Grand Cape Mount and Gbarpolu following.
         The Laboratory and Surveillance Committee of the NTF met yesterday to review proper procedures
        for collection, transport and testing of suspected Ebola specimens.
         Tomorrow (9 April), staff from a US-government supported laboratory in Kenema, Sierra Leone,3
        will
        arrive in Liberia to meet with members of the Laboratory and Surveillance Committee of the NTF to
        discuss the possible establishment of an Ebola testing facility in Liberia. To facilitate this, the Kenema
        laboratory will also be sending supplies to Liberia. Until such a facility is established, the US Military
        Task Force running the lab in Kenema has offered to test suspected Ebola specimens from Liberia.
         In order to expedite testing, Samaritan’s Purse has offered to transport specimens from Liberia to the
        international laboratories in Guinea and Sierra Leone, via the NGO’s helicopter. The group also
        indicated possible willingness to transport specimens within Liberia once a testing facility is established.
         The two-person team from MSF-Brussels will arrive in Liberia tomorrow (9 April), not yesterday (7 April),
        as previously reported. The team will assist the MoHSW and partners, especially in the area of case
        management. They will be joined by additional staff from Brussels, as well as the Emergency Ebola
        Coordinator from MSF-Guinea who conducted a three-day mission to Liberia last week. The two MSF-Ebola kits arrived in Liberia earlier this week.
         The cost to renovate the cholera unit at JFK Medical Center, which the MoHSW is planning to convert
        into an Ebola isolation unit, has risen to US$99,000. This amount is not reflected in the MoHSW’s
        revised Ebola response budget.The MoHSW will discuss the options with relevant partners. The
        MoHSW anticipates the renovations could take up to one week.
         The Ebola expert sponsored by ArcelorMittal has joined the Case Management Committee of the NTF.
        He reported that the group has reviewed educational materials, is working on a new algorithm for rapid
        screening of possible Ebola patients and has identified areas in need of further support at the county
        level. If needed, he will conduct on-the-ground assessments of these areas.
        ....



        1
        Ebola cases are sub-divided into the three categories of suspected (those that meet the case definition), confirmed
        (those that test positive for Ebola) and probable (those with a link to a confirmed case).

        2
        Note that these figures are per the MoHSW at the NTF meeting. They thus reflect official figures, according to the
        MoHSW, as of 9 AM today (8 April).

        3
        This laboratory is already receiving suspected Lassa fever specimens from Liberia, and is offering to expand its
        support to include Ebola testing.
        ...

        http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb...ril%202014.pdf
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        • #49
          Re: Liberia - Ebola: 21 suspect/confirmed cases, 10 deaths as of April 7, 2014

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          • #50
            Re: Liberia - Ebola: 22 suspect/confirmed cases, 12 deaths as of April 7, 2014

            UNICEF-Liberia
            Ebola Viral Disease: SitRep #14
            10 April 2014

            Key Points

            • The total number of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola is 25, with 12 related deaths.
            • The total number of confirmed Ebola cases stands at five.
            • Foya, Lofa County, remains the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak. However suspected, probable and
            confirmed Ebola cases have been reported in Lofa (10), Margibi (6), Bong (4), Nimba (3), Montserrado (1)
            and Grand Cape Mount (1) Counties.
            • Staff from MSF and the US Department of Defense-run Lassa fever laboratory in Kenema, Sierra Leone,
            have arrived in Liberia.
            • UNICEF made a new contribution of US$8,000 to provide WASH-related trainings to health workers in
            Bong and Nimba Counties, and provided supply items of monetary value of US$ 74,310 as of today.
            • UNICEF’s total, estimated funding requirement for Ebola-related Health, C4D and WASH interventions
            remains US$478,036 for the next three months, and the estimated gap remains US$344,676.

            Situation Overview

            At the daily meeting of the National Task Force (NTF) on Health Emergencies, relevant staff from the Ministry
            of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) and key partners provided the following updates:1


            SURVEILLANCE, VERIFICATION AND CASE MANAGEMENT:
            • The total number of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola is now 25, with [12 - Ro]
            -Ebola related
            deaths (including the two persons that died in Guinea early in the outbreak).
            • Total confirmed Ebola cases stands at five, all of which resulted in death.
            • To date, suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases have been reported in Lofa (10), Margibi (6),3

            Bong (4), Nimba (3), Montserrado (1) and Grand Cape Mount (1) Counties. Foya, Lofa County, remains
            the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak, as well as the county with the highest number of related deaths (9).
            • Technical support and expertise:
            o Three staff from MSF-Brussels as well as the Emergency Coordinator from MSF-Guinea arrived
            yesterday (9 April). Some or all of this team is expected to deploy today to Foya, Lofa County.
            o Staff from the US Department of Defense-supported Lassa fever laboratory in Kenema, Sierra Leone,
            were due to arrive in the country this morning to discuss development of up to two Ebola laboratories
            in Liberia, including a main lab at Liberia Institute of Biomedical Research (LIBR) in Margibi County
            and a second lab in Lofa County.
            o Today, the Surveillance and Laboratory Committee of the NTF is supporting training of technicians
            from Redemption Hospital, Montserrado County, on collection of Ebola samples; and is packaging
            eight additional samples to send for testing in Guinea or Sierra Leone.
            o Yesterday (9 April), the Case Management Committee of the NTF trained 150 staff at JFK Medical
            Center in Monrovia, Montserrado County.
            o The Psychosocial Committee of the NTF is counselling the family of the recently deceased patient in
            Harbel, Margibi County, and plans to conduct additional outreach in Margibi County as well as Chicken
            Soup Factory, Montserrado County.
            o Both the Case Management Committee and the Psychosocial Support Committee of the NTF have
            finalized separate Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for health and social workers dealing with
            suspected Ebola patients and their families.
            ...
            1
            Note that information contained in this report is supplemented with the MoHSW’s official daily Ebola SitRep, and
            occasionally with credible information provided by partners, such as UNMIL and key NGOs.

            2 One additional reported death (unconfirmed) of a woman who was under treatment at Duside Hospital of Firestone
            Rubber Plantation, Harbel, Margibi County has not been considered in this death counting. It will be recalled that this
            woman came to Margibi from Foya, Lofa County.

            3
            Several of these cases were directly connected to Foya, Lofa County, including the two Ebola-related deaths at Firestone
            Duside Hospital. Both deaths were of women who travelled from Foya to Firestone at the advice of their relatives.
            ...
            http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb...0April2014.pdf
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            • #51
              Re: Liberia - Ebola: 25 suspect/confirmed cases, 12 deaths as of April 10, 2014

              Nimba Lawmaker Challenges Ebola Death
              Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00 Edwin G. Genoway, Jr E-mail Print PDF


              TRANSLATE TRANSLATE
              A Nimba County Lawmaker, Matenikay Tengbeh has strongly challenged the number of Ebola deaths being reported by the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare. Rep. Tengbeh believes that the issue of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia is being exaggerated and the number of deaths increased by the Health Ministry.

              Health officials here have put the number of Ebola related deaths at 11, since the virus was reported here, with one from Nimba. Health officials said the death reported in Nimba County was that of a hunter who felt sick and went to seek treatment at the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Hospital in Tappita, where he died 30 minutes upon arrival.

              Health authorities believed that the hunter died from the Ebola virus because he had shown symptoms of the virus. But Rep. Tengbeh told a New Dawn interview that he doesn’t believe that the hunter died from the virus as it was reported by the Ministry of Health. He noted that investigations have shown that the man was suffering from tuberculosis and refused to follow medical advice.
              ...
              http://www.thenewdawnliberia.com/ind...alth&Itemid=60

              Ebola kills 2 Health workers
              Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00 By Winston W. Parley E-mail Print PDF


              TRANSLATE TRANSLATE
              Two health workers here are reported to have died from the deadly Ebola virus since its spread here from Guinea, the National Health Workers Association of Liberia or NAHWAL has said. As at Wednesday, April 9, 2014, the World Health Organization or WHO said Ebola death toll in Liberia had reached 12, with over 100 in neighboring Guinea.

              A statement read Thursday, April 10 at a news conference by NAHWAL President Mr. Joseph S. Tamba says two health workers in Foya Boma Hospital, Lofa County, Mr. Robinson Lenden- NA and Mr. James Daah-BSN contracted the Ebola virus and died while saving lives. The death of the two health workers has forced NAHWAL to advance several demands, including incentives and benefits for health workers across the country.

              Mr. Tamba who termed the death of their colleagues as tragedy said their deaths show how vulnerable health workers in the country are, adding that those who work tirelessly to keep the nation and its people healthy be sufficiently protected and not be allowed to die due to “unnecessary lack of such common things as examination gloves or soap and running water to wash hands.”
              ...
              http://www.thenewdawnliberia.com/ind...alth&Itemid=60
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              • #52
                Re: Liberia - Ebola: 25 suspect/confirmed cases, 12 deaths as of April 10, 2014

                h/t Giuseppe Michieli
                Ebola virus disease, West Africa (Situation as of 14 April 2014)
                ...
                Liberia

                As of 11 April, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) of Liberia has reported a cumulative total of 26 clinical cases of EVD (6 laboratory confirmed, and 20 probable and suspected cases of EVD, including 13 deaths.

                The most recent clinical case was identified on 11 April while the date of admission of the most recent laboratory confirmed case is 4 April; 3 patients are currently hospitalised while 5 suspected cases that tested PCR negative for ebolavirus have been discharged (4 from Bong Country and 1 from Nimba County).

                Lofa County accounts for 38% of the clinical cases reported to date (4 laboratory confirmed and 6 suspected cases) followed by Margibi County (23%, 1 confirmed and 5 suspected cases).

                Other Counties at risk include Bong (5 suspected cases) and Nimba (3 suspected cases).

                Montserrado and Grand Cape Mount Counties have each reported one suspected case.

                At present 35 contacts remain under medical observation and 32 have been released from follow-up.

                A cumulative number of 13 deaths are being attributed to EVD; Lofa (9), Nimba (1), Margibi (2) and Montserrado (1).

                All 6 laboratory confirmed cases have died; this includes 3 HCW.
                ...
                http://www.who.int/csr/don/don_updates/en/
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                • #53
                  Re: Liberia - Ebola: 25 suspect/confirmed cases, 12 deaths as of April 10, 2014

                  EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE EPIDEMIC IN LIBERIA
                  Situation Report (Sitrep No. 11) as at 23:00 Hrs; 13th April, 2014

                  Exerpts below, Full report at;
                  http://www.mohsw.gov.lr/documents/13...20No.11(1).pdf

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                  • #54
                    Re: Liberia - Ebola: 26 suspect/confirmed cases, 13 deaths as of April 13, 2014

                    UNICEF-Liberia
                    Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #16
                    16 April 2014

                    Key Points

                     One additional suspected case of Ebola was reported in Saclapea, Nimba County, raising the total
                    number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases to 27, including 13 Ebola-related deaths,
                    for a case fatality rate of 48%.
                     The total number of confirmed Ebola cases stands at six.
                     Foya, Lofa County, remains the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak. However, suspected, probable and
                    confirmed Ebola cases have been reported in Lofa (10), Margibi (6), Bong (5), Nimba (4), Montserrado
                    (1) and Grand Cape Mount (1) Counties.
                     The National Reference Lab tested its first Ebola sample yesterday.
                     UNICEF deployed two field coordinators and a 10 person team specialized in interpersonal
                    communications to Lofa County, where they will work with communities to increase awareness of Ebola.
                     With logistical support from Samaritan’s Purse, UNICEF air-lifted urgently needed tarps, sprayers,
                    chlorine and other supplies to Lofa County, for use in completing the isolation unit at Foya Hospital.
                    The agency will air-lift additional supplies later this week.
                     UNICEF’s estimated funding requirement for Ebola-related C4D, Health and WASH interventions
                    currently stands at approximately US$500,000 for the period from 21 March to 21 June. The estimated
                    funding gap is US$370,000.

                    Situation Overview

                     Since 14 April, the total number of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola has risen to 27
                    while total Ebola-related deaths remains steady at 13.
                    1
                    The case fatality rate is 48%. The additional
                    (suspected) case was identified in Saclapea, Nimba County.
                     The total confirmed Ebola cases stands at six.
                     To date, suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases have been reported in Lofa (10), Margibi (6),
                    Bong (5), Nimba (4), Montserrado (1) and Grand Cape Mount (1) Counties.
                     Lofa County remains the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak, particularly Foya District. Lofa is also the
                    county with the highest numbers of reported suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases (10) and
                    Ebola-related deaths (9). All six of the confirmed Ebola cases also originated in Lofa, though two of
                    these patients travelled to Margibi County after contracting the virus.
                     The National Reference Lab (NRL)2
                    in Margibi County ran its first test on a sample collected in-country.
                    The sample, which came from Margibi County, tested negative for Ebola. The NRL Ebola testing facility
                    is expected to be commissioned today by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW). Its
                    operations will significantly increase the speed at which Ebola samples can be tested, which will in turn
                    improve data on suspected, probable and confirmed cases.
                     The MoHSW has revised the Terms of Reference for the National Task Force (NTF) on Health
                    Emergencies and has redefined its component committees to include: Coordination, Logistics (which
                    is also in charge of information sharing), Case Management, Epidemiology and Laboratory, Social
                    Mobilization and Psychosocial Support.
                    ...
                    http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb...016Apr2014.pdf
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                      Re: Liberia - Ebola: 27 suspect/confirmed cases, 13 deaths as of April 16, 2014

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                      • #56
                        Re: Liberia - Ebola: 27 suspect/confirmed cases, 13 deaths as of April 16, 2014

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                        • #57
                          Re: Liberia - Ebola: 27 suspect/confirmed cases, 13 deaths as of April 16, 2014

                          UNICEF-Liberia
                          Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #18
                          21 April 2014

                          Key Points

                           The total number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases stands at 27; Ebola-related
                          deaths stands at 13; and confirmed Ebola cases stands at six.
                           The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) is in the midst of “cleaning” existing Ebola case
                          data, including exclusion of cases that tested negative for the virus. The Ebola statistics are likely to
                          change accordingly in the coming days.
                           Foya, Lofa County, remains the epicentre of the Ebola epidemic. However, suspected, probable and
                          confirmed Ebola cases have been reported in Lofa (10), Margibi (6), Bong (5), Nimba (4), Montserrado
                          (1) and Grand Cape Mount (1) Counties.
                           Over the weekend, the UNICEF-contracted interpersonal communication (IPC) team in Foya visited
                          churches, met with community groups, attended the market day and interacted with local leaders about
                          Ebola. The team reached some 3,000 parishioners in their church outreach alone. Similar outreach is
                          being conducted by the UNICEF field coordinators in Voinjama and Foya, and by the IPC teams in
                          Voinjama, Zorzor and Kolahun Districts.
                           UNICEF’s estimated funding requirement for Ebola-related C4D, Health and WASH interventions
                          stands at approximately US$500,000 for the period from 21 March to 21 June. Several donors have
                          committed support to this budget. With this support, the current funding gap is US$270,000.

                          Situation Overview

                           Since 18 April, no new suspected, probable or confirmed cases of Ebola have been reported. The total
                          number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases thus stands at 27; Ebola-related deaths
                          stands at 13; and confirmed Ebola cases stands at six.
                           The MoHSW-led National Task Force (NTF) on Health Emergencies is in the midst of “cleaning”
                          existing Ebola data, including removal of cases that tested negative for Ebola. This will result in
                          changes in the Ebola statistics, including likely reductions in case numbers, deaths, etc.
                           To date, suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases have been reported in Lofa (10), Margibi (6),
                          Bong (5), Nimba (4), Montserrado (1) and Grand Cape Mount (1) Counties. However, the only
                          confirmed cases have been reported in Lofa and Margibi Counties; and the only contacts linked to
                          confirmed cases have been reported in Lofa, Margibi and Montserrado Counties. As such, MSF
                          considers Lofa, Margibi and Montserrado as the counties of highest concern in terms of case
                          management, surveillance, etc.
                           The situation in Foya, Lofa County, is stable, though Ebola contacts continue to increase. This increase
                          is not, however, linked to new cases. Rather, it is linked to improved contact tracing by general
                          Community Health Volunteers (gCHVs) who were trained by a team from the US Center for Disease
                          Control (CDC).
                           The National Reference Lab (NRL)1
                          in Margibi County has tested a second sample, which came back
                          negative for Ebola.
                          ...
                          continues at http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb...ril%202014.pdf
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                          • #58
                            Re: Liberia - Ebola: 27 suspect/confirmed cases, 13 deaths as of April 21, 2014

                            Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201404240750.html


                            Heritage (Monrovia)
                            Liberia: In 21 Days - Liberia Could Be Declared Ebola Free If...
                            By Hilary Vasco Wiagbe, 24 April 2014

                            No new Ebola case has been recorded in Liberia since April 18, according to an official of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.

                            Assistant Health Minister for Preventive Services and Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Liberia, Tolbert Nyenswah, said if Liberia does not record new cases of the deadly disease in 21 days, the country could be on track to be eventually declared Ebola free...

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                            • #59
                              Re: Liberia - Ebola: 27 suspect/confirmed cases, 13 deaths as of April 21, 2014

                              Ebola virus disease, West Africa (Situation as of 30 May 2014)
                              ...

                              Liberia

                              As of 29 May 2014, one new suspected case who died in Foya district was reported. The body was transported to and buried in Sierra Leone. The case is being investigated by both Liberia and Sierra Leone.
                              ...

                              http://www.afro.who.int/fr/groupes-o...-may-2014.html
                              "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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                              • #60
                                Re: Liberia - Ebola: 27 suspect/confirmed cases, 13 deaths as of April 21, 2014

                                UNICEF-Liberia
                                Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #22
                                2 June 2014

                                Key Points

                                 On Wednesday, 28 May, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) informed the National
                                Task Force on Health Emergencies that a new suspected Ebola case had been reported in Foya, Lofa
                                County. The patient had travelled to Liberia from Sierra Leone on Friday, 23 May; was admitted to
                                Foya Borma Hospital the same day; and was discharged against medical advice and died on Sunday,
                                25 May. The patient died in Lofa County but her body was returned to Sierra Leone for burial. The case
                                generated 11 new contacts. No blood sample was taken from the patient.
                                 With this new development, the total number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases
                                reported in Liberia since the onset of the outbreak now stands at 13, including five suspected, two
                                probable and six confirmed. The total number of Ebola-related deaths now stands at 10.
                                 Foya, Lofa County, remains the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia and the location of all 11
                                contacts under active follow up.
                                 Meanwhile, in response to the recently confirmed Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, the MoHSW of
                                Liberia has stepped up efforts in the border counties of Grand Cape Mount, Bomi, Gbarpolu and Lofa.
                                ...
                                Situation Overview and National Task Force Updates

                                NEW SUSPECTED CASE IN LOFA COUNTY:
                                 On Friday, 23 May, a Liberian woman who had travelled from Sierra Leone was admitted into Foya
                                Borma Hospital in Lofa County with suspected Ebola. The patient was discharged against medical
                                advice on Sunday, 25 May; she died six hours later in Lofa and her body was returned to Sierra Leone
                                for burial. Unfortunately, proper burial procedures for an Ebola victim were not followed. No blood
                                sample was taken from the patient for testing, and the case has been officially classified as suspected
                                Ebola.
                                 The new suspected Ebola case in Lofa County is the first case reported in Liberia in over one month.
                                Prior to this report, the total number of suspected, probable and confirmed cases reported in Liberia
                                stood at 12; all 152 contacts of those 12 cases had either competed their 21 days of follow up (or been
                                lost to follow up for more than 21 days); and the situation appeared to have stabilized.
                                 With the new reported case in Lofa County, the total number of suspected, confirmed and probable
                                cases reported in Liberia since the Ebola outbreak began in late March now stands at 13, including
                                five suspected, two probable and six confirmed.
                                o Suspected cases have been reported in Lofa (2), Nimba (2) and Bong (1) Counties.
                                o Probable cases have been reported in Lofa (2) County.
                                o Confirmed cases have been reported in Lofa (4) and Margibi (2) Counties.
                                 The total number of Ebola-related deaths now stands at 10.
                                 This new case has generated 11 contacts, including five health workers and six relatives of the
                                deceased. All are under follow up.
                                 Two alerts of additional, possible new Ebola cases have also been reported in Foya, Lofa County, and
                                Monrovia, Montserrado County, respectively. Both patients have died. The MoHSW and its technical
                                partners are assessing both cases to determine whether they should be added to the official totals.
                                o The first case was treated at Foya Borma Hospital and a blood sample was drawn prior to the
                                patient’s death. Liberian authorities are trying to arrange transport of the blood sample to
                                Guéckédou, Guinea, for testing.
                                o The second case was treated at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia. The patient reportedly presented with
                                symptoms of haemorrhagic fever. Unfortunately, the patient died before a blood sample could be
                                taken. National Reference Lab staff were working to draw blood from the corpse of the patient
                                today, as it may still be possible to test for Ebola.
                                ...
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