Weekly Update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD): Preparedness for South Sudan Update #28 (16 March 2019)

1. Highlights

EVD vaccination exercise completed in Yei River State. Since the launching of vaccination on 28 January 2019, a total of 1, 261 healthcare workers and frontline workers in Yei River State and Gbudue have received the vaccine against Ebola.

The results of the suspected EVD alert in Tambura State tested negative for Ebola. A 15 years old male child presented to Tambura County hospital with fever, followed by bleeding from the nose, body pain and vomiting. Accordingly, the State Rapid Response Team (RRT) investigated, collected blood samples, listed all contacts, and advised the community on the preventive measures.

The IPC/WASH TWG trained 35 health care workers from the South Sudan People’s Defense Force (SSDF) from 12-14 March 2019 on EVD screening, isolation, referral, reporting and IPC/WASH.

Source: World Health Organization

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