The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that health authorities in Liberia have ruled out the possibility of Ebola relating to an illness that has killed ten people in Greenville/Sinoe County and one person in Montserrado County. Eight individuals are currently undergoing medical treatment. Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer confirmed that while laboratory tests of the specimens proved negative for Ebola, the exact cause of the deaths remains unknown.
As a precaution, the Peace Corps has temporarily relocated its volunteers from Sinoe County until the cause of the illness is identified.
The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for prevention.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Liberia.
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- 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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