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.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Liberia.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, located at 502 Benson Street, Monrovia, and is open Monday through Thursday 8:00am-5:30pm, and Friday 8:00am-1:00pm. You may also call +231-77-677-7000 during normal business hours. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance after-hours, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy is +231 77-677-7000 (press 1 at the prompt).
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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