The World Health Organization (WHO) said the genetic sequence of the virus sampled from the 17-year-old victim at the centre of the first cases for three months did not match variants circulating in neighbouring Guinea or Sierra Leone.
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.
Surprisingly, the rapid test also detected some cases that the lab test did not pick up. In the early stages the symptoms – chest pain, cough, nausea – can look like many other illnesses, making it very hard for doctors to triage – to determine who should be...
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.