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End of Ebola Outbreakin Sierra Leone Statement Delivered by Dr Anders Nordström, WHO Representative in Sierra Leone

End of Ebola Outbreakin Sierra Leone Statement

Delivered by Dr Anders Nordström, WHO Representative in Sierra Leone

7 November 2015

Freetown

 

Today, 7 November 2015, the World Health Organization declares the end of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

WHO commends Sierra Leone for stopping Ebola virus transmission

WHO commends Sierra Leone for stopping Ebola virus transmission

Freetown, Sierra Leone – 7November 2015:Today, the World Health Organization declares that Ebola virus transmission has been stopped in Sierra Leone. Forty-two days, that is two Ebola virus incubation cycles, have now passed since the last person confirmed to have Ebola virus disease had a second negative blood test.

CORRECTION TO PRESS RELEASE: A NEW EVD POSITIVE CASE REPORTED IN BOMBALI DISTRICT 09/13/2015.

Please be informed that the Press Release issued on 13th September by NERC, referring to a new EVD positive case in Bombali, incorrectly reported that the patient died on 11th September.  The date of death, at the IMC treatment facility was 13th September.  The case was confirmed laboratory positive on the same day.  Please be informed of this update.

 

All other details in the Press Release remain correct.

NERC/IRN Radio Simulcast Schedule for this Week

Name Day/Date Time Topic  
Comms Pillar Lead Mon. Sept. 14 8Pm - 9PM Update on Cases in Kambia and Bombali Districts  
       

A NEW EVD POSITIVE CASE REPORTED IN BOMBALI DISTRICT/09-13-2015

PRESS RELEASE

A NEW EVD POSITIVE CASE REPORTED IN BOMBALI DISTRICT/09-13-2015

NERC wishes to inform the general public that a new EVD positive case was reported in Bombali District today. The new case is a 16-year old who died at the IMC treatment centre in Mateneh, Bombali on September 11, 2015. Her swab is laboratory EVD positive.  The source of the infection is currently unknown.

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