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