Since Sunday, 175 people have been listed as contacts and are being monitored. That these kinds of powerful myths are still prevalent demonstrates how hard it is to execute an effective response to any new outbreaks; and, perhaps, why the region as a whole is still battling to...
Seven weeks after being declared Ebola-free, Liberia has found a second case of the deadly disease, sparking fears that the country could find itself back in the middle of an epidemic if precautions are not put in place.
The new cases come amid anger among health workers claiming they are owed hazard benefits unpaid since Liberia was declared Ebola-free on May 9. On June 21, the victim – who lives near the airport – exhibited signs of the disease.
The meeting was held to advise the WHO director-general about whether Ebola remains a public health emergency of global concern, whether current temporary recommendations should be extended and whether new temporary recommendations should be mandated.
Abbas Dulleh-AP Health workers wash their hands after taking a blood specimen from a child to test for the Ebola virus in an area where a 17-year old boy died from the virus on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, on June 30, 2015.
The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) warns of the need to maintain active surveillance in West Africa as new Ebola cases resurface in Liberia, almost two months into the country being declared free of the virus.