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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.

Whilst disappointing, the NERC technical partners; the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and the WHO have prepared us for this as we are in an ongoing outbreak.  Bombali District has not reported a case for 169 days, however, this does not mean it is not ready to respond.  With established structures and processes already in place, the NERC and its partners have already made adequate preparations to move in swiftly to reinforce the existing capacity of the DERC in Bombali.

NERC wishes to thank the Bombali DERC and the people of Bombali for their swift response so far to control this situation and encourage them to remain focused on the response.

The general public is requested to remain calm despite the understandable frustration that this new development has brought.

More information will be relayed to the general public as the investigation and response activities proceed.

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