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Within the Tubmanburg ETU is a changing area where local and international staff with the International Organization for Migration will be donning goggles and other protective equipment to care for patients.

Latest West Africa Ebola Fact Sheet

Key Developments

Following 14 days with no new Ebola cases, the Government of Guinea reported two Ebola-positive cases in Conakry Prefecture between September 16 and 20. Guinea’s National Ebola Coordination Cell plans to launch an active Ebola case finding campaign on September 28 to mitigate the risk of further Ebola transmission.

The UN World Health Organization (WHO) has released a framework for the current Phase 3 of the regional Ebola response, identifying two key objectives: to define and interrupt all remaining chains of Ebola transmission and to identify, manage, and respond to residual risks. Using Phase 3 strategies, response actors aim to build upon recent improvements to case investigation and contact tracing, rapid isolation and treatment, and engagement with Ebola-affected communities in Guinea and Sierra Leone, while strengthening residual rapid response capacity in Liberia. WHO credits recent efforts in Guinea and Sierra Leone with a decrease in regional case incidence, which has remained below ten cases per week since late July.


In the wake of accelerated EVD transmission countrywide, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf declared a state of emergency on August 6, enabling the GoL to deploy troops and police to impose quarantines, when necessary, to combat the spread of EVD.

On August 4, U.S. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac declared a disaster due to the effects of the EVD outbreak in Liberia. In response, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) activated a U.S. Government (USG) Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to help coordinate and augment EVD outbreak response efforts throughout Liberia. As of late December, the USG had provided a total of nearly $815 million to support the humanitarian response in EVD-affected countries of West Africa.

Last updated: September 28, 2015

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