Speaking at the UN Secretary General’s global Conference on Ebola Recovery in New York, Justine Greening announced a new 2 year package to support the government of Sierra Leone in its plan to recover from the outbreak.
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.
More than 11,200 people have died since past year in the worst Ebola outbreak on record, almost all of them in the three neighbouring countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. An oral swab taken before the burial subsequently tested positive twice for EVD [Ebola virus...
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...
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.
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.
Since Ebola erupted in West Africa, there have been 27,443 reported cases, More than 11,000 people have died. “It is under control, we buried the corpse safely and our team will beef up work in the surrounding areas”, Mr. Nyenswah said.
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.