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Latest West Africa Ebola Fact Sheet

Key Developments

On November 7, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) declared the end of the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in Sierra Leone, following 42 days since the last confirmed patient tested negative after surviving the disease and was discharged from care. During the outbreak in Sierra Leone, more than 8,700 people contracted the virus, with nearly 3,590 succumbing to the disease, including 221 health care workers, according to WHO.

The Government of Liberia reported a new confirmed case of Ebola on November 19 —a 10-year-old child from the capital city of Monrovia and the first confirmed patient since July 12. Subsequently, two of the child’s family members tested positive for Ebola. Previously, WHO had declared Liberia free of Ebola on May 9 and September 3 when the country had twice passed 42 days without new cases.


In the wake of accelerated EVD transmission countrywide, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf declared a state of emergency on August 6, enabling the GoL to deploy troops and police to impose quarantines, when necessary, to combat the spread of EVD.

On August 4, U.S. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac declared a disaster due to the effects of the EVD outbreak in Liberia. In response, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) activated a U.S. Government (USG) Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to help coordinate and augment EVD outbreak response efforts throughout Liberia. As of late December, the USG had provided a total of nearly $815 million to support the humanitarian response in EVD-affected countries of West Africa.

Last updated: November 23, 2015

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