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Dec 11, 2014

04:19:48 GMT--Biological Hazard - Africa - Liberia

EDIS Number: BH-20140615-44143-LBR

Date / time: 15/06/2014 17:35:42 [UTC]

Event: Biological Hazard

Area: Africa

Country: Liberia


Location: [Nationwide]

Number of Deads: 282 person(s)

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: 516 person(s)

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A


Liberia's Health and Social Welfare Ministry (MOHSW) has confirmed a fresh outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the western Monrovia suburb of New Kru Town with seven cases reported.The Deputy Minister of Health and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bernice Dahn told a press conference Saturday that of the seven cases, six have been confirmed dead, with laboratory tests confirming four to be caused by Ebola. "The seven cases include an index case and six contacts connected to the index case,รข€? Dr, Dahn said. She said the index case was a female who traveled from Kailahun District in eastern Sierra Leone where an outbreak of Ebola was recently reported. She is said to have settled in one of the communities in New Kru Town with family members, where she fell sick and later died. At the same time, the Chief Medical Officer has disclosed that there are reports of fresh cases of Ebola outbreak in Foya, Lofa County in northwestern Liberia which shares a common border with Guinea where the Ebola virus is reported to be on the rampage. The health ministry is meanwhile urging the general public to remain calm and go about their normal business as all is being done to curtail the spread of the disease by the government. Since the outbreak of the virus in Liberia from Guinea few months ago, the disease has so far claimed the lives of 17 people out of a total of 31 people who were reported to have been infected.

Event updates:

Situation Update No. 8 on 2014-12-08 at 04:19:14.

Situation Update No. 7 on 2014-09-02 at 18:14:29.

Situation Update No. 6 on 2014-08-08 at 03:49:08.

Situation Update No. 5 on 2014-07-31 at 05:21:03.

Situation Update No. 4 on 2014-07-28 at 03:05:22.

Situation Update No. 3 on 2014-07-04 at 08:06:35.

Situation Update No. 2 on 2014-07-01 at 03:24:57.

Situation Update No. 1 on 2014-06-26 at 03:10:18.

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