Liberia Expands Large-Scale Ebola Vaccine Study

Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) Liberia – U.S. Joint Clinical Research Partnership PREVAIL V/PREVAC Vaccine Study PRESS RELEASE Liberia Expands Large-Scale Ebola Vaccine Study   For Immediate Release Monrovia: Monday, April 3, 2017– The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia, PREVAIL, announced today the expansion of the Ebola vaccine study ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Confirmed Cases of Ebola Virus Disease

On November 20, the Liberian Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed that three cases of Ebola Virus Disease were found in Montserrado County.  According to the MOH the three confirmed cases are confined to a single family.  Representatives from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization ), and experts in viral diseases are assisting ...
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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Confirmed Case of Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia

On June 29, the Liberian Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed that a case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was found in Lower Margibi County.  Representatives from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USAID Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), and experts in viral diseases are assisting the MOH with case identification, reporting, ...
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U.S. Government Relaxes Screening Procedures for Travelers from Liberia

The U.S. Government has announced it is modifying its enhanced Ebola entry screening and monitoring program for travelers entering the United States from Liberia. As of June 17, 2015, travelers arriving in the United States from Liberia will still have their temperatures taken, be asked about their health and will need to provide local contact ...
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U.S. CDC Downgrades Ebola Travel Notice in Liberia

On May 4, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta downgraded its travel alert from a Level 3 (Avoid Nonessential Travel) to a Level 2 (Practice Enhanced Precautions) for Liberia. Currently, there are no known cases of Ebola in Liberia.  As of April 18, 2015, contacts of Liberia’s last known Ebola patient have ...
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Remarks by the President Before Meeting with West African Leaders on Ebola

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, I want to welcome Presidents Sirleaf, Koroma and Condé.  The United States has a long partnership with Liberia and Sierra Leone and Guinea — partnerships that prove to be critical in the fight against Ebola.  We’re here to assess progress today and to look ahead. We begin by noting the incredible losses ...
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U.S. Senator Christopher Coons Asks “How Can We Get To Zero”?

United States Senator from Delaware, Christopher Coons, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs, travelled to Monrovia, Liberia to review the international efforts to stop the spread of the Ebola virus and visit U.S. military servicemen and women deployed as part of Operation United Assistance. “Ebola has claimed the lives of almost ...
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Monrovia Medical Unit discharges two more Liberian Healthcare Providers after beating Ebola

D’Geedawoi Johnson and Robert Kpoto came to the Monrovia Medical Unit (MMU) after being confirmed with the Ebola virus disease while providing care in Liberia, but today, December 8, 2014, both men walked out under clear skies on a warm day ready to reunite with their families. D’Geedawoi stops just long enough to look back ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Implications for Travel Because of Ebola in Parts of West Africa

Due to an outbreak of EVD in the West African nations of Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Mali, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued Level 3 Travel Warnings for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone advising against non-essential travel and a Level 2 Travel Alert for Mali, to practice enhanced precautions for avoidance ...
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U.S.-Run Field Hospital for Ebola Stricken Health Workers Discharges First Patients

The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps has announced that two patients, both Liberian healthcare workers, were released Monday from the Monrovia Medical Unit (MMU). Both patients have recovered from Ebola and are virus-free. Stanley Sayonkon, a 42-year-old nurse, and Mark Tate, a 43-year-old clinic records specialist, were admitted to the MMU, a 25-bed ...
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U.S. Whole-of-Government Effort Aids Frontline Healthcare Workers in the Fight Against Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia – November 7, 2014 – U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah R. Malac and Rear Admiral Scott F. Giberson joined Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 to mark the inauguration of the Monrovia Medical Unit (MMU), a 25-bed field hospital located in Margibi County, Liberia. The facility, expected to be fully ...
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United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power Reaffirms U.S Commitment to Ebola Nations

In an effort to enhance global awareness and increase the levels of support from the international community, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power spent Tuesday, October 28th in Liberia as part of a larger tour of Ebola affected countries in the region. “President Obama asked me to come to the region as ...
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U.S. Military Brings in Mobile Ebola Testing Labs and other Supplies to Fight Ebola

U.S. military C-17s landed at Roberts International Airport over the weekend carrying key pieces of U.S. military equipment to aid in the anti-Ebola fight:  two mobile Ebola testing labs and equipment to build the 25-bed field hospital for health care workers. The mobile labs will be placed at the Ebola Treatment Centers (ETUs) at Island ...
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More Shipments of the Stepped Up U.S. Response to Ebola Arrive in Liberia

A total of three C-17 U.S. military aircrafts have so far flown into Liberia with assorted U.S. military equipment and personnel for the anti-Ebola fight. More than 50 military personnel, including engineers and airfield specialists, have been brought in as part of the advance team. The cargo includes heavy duty engineering equipment, medical supplies, and ...
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First Shipment of the Ramped Up U.S. Military Response to Ebola Arrives in Liberia

A C-17 U.S. military aircraft arrived in Liberia Thursday with the first shipment of increased U.S. military equipment and personnel for the anti-Ebola fight, which was promised by President Barack Obama in a speech September 16 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. The cargo included a heavy duty forklift, a ...
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President Barack Obama Tells West Africans: ‘You Are Not Alone’ in the Fight against Ebola

U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac held a media roundtable  with 30 Liberian journalists Tuesday to screen the video of President Barack Obama’s message to the people of West Africa about the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and to give them an overview of the  $19.6 million the United States has committed to fight the disease. In his ...
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The U.S. Government Announces $5 Million More to Help Liberia in its Anti-Ebola Fight

CDC Director Dr. Frieden and team meet with Dr. Lyndon G. Mabande, Medical Director at the Firestone Hospital, Dr. Benedict Wolo, a physician at the hospital, and President/General Manager of the Firestone Rubber Plantation, Ed Garcia Dr. Frieden addresses journalists at a press conference Wednesday at the Ministry of Information. Seated behind him are Information ...
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U.S. Medical Experts and Emergency Responders Arrive in Liberia

A high-level delegation of U.S. medical experts and emergency responders, led by Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Tom Frieden , is in Liberia to see firsthand the impact of the Ebola outbreak, to assess response activities, and to hear from government officials, international partners, and health care workers in West Africa to see ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Quarantine of the West Point Community and Curfew

On August 19, the Government of Liberia established a quarantine for the West Point community in Monrovia, and for Dolo Town in Margibi County due to confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease. The quarantine restricts movement in or out of these areas. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the quarantined areas. The Government of Liberia ...
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The United States Increases Its Assistance for Anti-Ebola Efforts in West Africa

The United States is stepping up its efforts to help contain the Ebola outbreak in Liberia and the other affected countries in West Africa by increasing the number of personnel, emergency supplies, and funding to the region. This week, the Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) —which is overseeing the overall U.S. Ebola response efforts—will ...
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Peace Corps Administrative Leave/Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)

As a result of the current outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in the region, the U.S. Peace Corps in Liberia is on administrative Leave. The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia remains open and fully operational. There continues to be active transmission of (EVD) in Liberia, with the total number of cases of confirmed, probable, and suspected infection at ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)

There continues to be active transmission of Ebola virus disease in Liberia, with the total number of cases of confirmed, probable, and suspected infection at over 300. The most affected counties are Lofa, Montserrado, Bong, and Bomi. However, cases have been found in other counties as well. Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and ...
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U.S. Government Donates Personal Protective Equipment to Support the Response to the Ebola Outbreak

Monrovia, Liberia—The U.S. Government has donated another supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the World Health Organization to support the international response to the Ebola outbreak which is affecting Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. The donation, including aprons, face masks, gowns, caps and cadaver bags, are in addition to a previous donation by the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever UPDATE

June 16, 2014: Recent reports confirm new cases of Ebola in Liberia as well as cases in neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone. These cases are from the Foya area and from Montserrado County/Monrovia. The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the situation closely and to support the efforts of Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in its ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever UPDATE

June 11, 2014: Recent reports confirm one new case of Ebola in Liberia as well as multiple cases in neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone.  The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the situation closely and to support the efforts of Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in its public health response.  Experts from the U.S. have ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever UPDATE

There are no new reports of deaths in Liberia resulting from Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Medical experts from the U.S. continue to assist the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in diagnosing suspected cases, tracing contacts, and training medical workers throughout the country. The U.S. Embassy continues to closely monitor the situation. Further information ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever UPDATE

This Message is an update to the Message for U.S. Citizens sent on April 4, 2014. Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), experts in viral diseases, have arrived in Liberia. They are assisting the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) with case ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has been advised that a woman confirmed to have Ebola has traveled to the Firestone Plantation Camp in Monrovia.  The woman at Firestone contracted Ebola while caring for her sister who died of Ebola in Foya, Lofa County, Liberia.  She was at Foya under observation in isolation, but unfortunately left ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever In Guinea

On March 24, the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia posted a message on reported cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Guinea. At that time, the Government of Guinea confirmed the presence of the Ebola virus in the Nzérékoré (Guinee Forestiere) region, mostly in the administrative district of Gueckedo and in the town of Macenta.  Symptoms include ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever In Guinea – Warden Message To U.S. Citizens

The Government of Guinea has confirmed the presence of the Ebola virus in the Nzérékoré (Guinee Forestiere) region, mostly in the administrative district of Gueckedo and in the town of Macenta.  Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, a high fever and heavy bleeding.  To date there have been recorded 80 cases in Guinea with 59 fatalities.  No ...
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USAID Annnounces $5 Million in Additional Assistance for West Africa Ebola Response

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing an additional $5 million to help combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The announcement brings USAID’s commitment for the Ebola response to nearly $19.6 million since the outbreak was first reported in March 2014. Jeremy Konyndyk, Director of USAID’s Office of U.S. ...
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