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 the MOH with case identification, reporting, and contact tracing related to the confirmed Ebola cases.  For more information on Ebola, please visit the CDC website.

The U.S. Embassy continues to remind U.S. citizens that Ebola is a rare but deadly disease.  The risk to most people is low, but anyone could be infected if they come into contact with an ill person’s blood or body fluids, sick wildlife, or infected bush meat.

The U.S. Embassy urges everyone to continue to follow the basic rules to avoid infections, such as washing hands with soap or chlorine solution and avoiding physical contact with persons exhibiting symptoms.

To obtain CDC travel notices, call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) from within the United States, or 1-404-639-3534 from overseas, or visit the CDC website.

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