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Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone

The emergence of Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa threatens regional and global public health security

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  • Rapid response to new Ebola infection in Bombali, Sierra Leone  WHO is helping Sierra Leone to mobilize all its experience and partners to ensure that any new cases of Ebola are investigated and transmission of the disease stopped as rapidly as possible. Sad news that a 16-year old girl had died from Ebola in Bombali district, a part of the country that had a large outbreak 6 months ago, sparked an immediate inter-agency rapid response. Partners sent people with the skills and equipment needed to stop further infection in Bombali.…
  • WHO Sierra Leone Weekly Partners' Brief, 8 September 2015 Epidemiological data There was one[1] positive Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case reported in Sierra Leone’s Kambia district during Epi-week 36 same as reported in epi-week 35. The case from Sella Kafta village is a close family member who was on a contact list linked to the index case that was swab positive during Epi-week 35. During the same reporting period, there was only 1 transmission chain nationwide. All other districts continued to report zero cases during Epi-week 36. During the…
  • Guinea Ring Vaccination trial extended to Sierra Leone to vaccinate contacts of new Ebola case Freetown, Sierra Leone – 31 August 2015: Detection of a new case of Ebola virus disease in Kambia, Sierra Leone after the country had marked almost three weeks of zero cases has set in motion the first ‘ring vaccination’ use of the experimental Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone. A team of experts in ring vaccination has travelled from Conakry, Guinea to join a large WHO and Ministry of Health team already in the district where the new case has been…
  • Last Ebola case in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone celebrated an important milestone on Monday, 24 August 2015. For the first time in more than a year, there are no people being treated for Ebola virus disease and no confirmed cases of Ebola in the country.
  • Exploring fear to regain trust: Getting children to health care in Sierra Leone Intense surveillance in Kambia, Sierra Leone, has revealed around 75% of deaths have been occurring in children under 5. Even though Ebola transmission was halted in Kambia last month, mothers still are afraid of Ebola and don’t take their young children to health centres. WHO epidemiologists are countering misperceptions to get mothers and their children back to the health centres and lower childhood mortality rates.


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