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, and contact tracing related to the confirmed EVD case.

The U.S. Embassy continues to remind U.S. citizens that EVD 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 EVD symptoms.

To obtain Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel notices, call the CDC at 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 at For more information on the Ebola Virus Disease, please visit the CDC website at

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