Ebola Update : For Shipowners And Technical Managers


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Applicability: Shipowners and Technical managers

Countries with confirmed cases of EVD (22 March 2016)

A new outbreak confirmed in Guinea


On 16 March 2016 Guinean health officials alerted the WHO and partners to three unexplained deaths in recent weeks, all from the same family, after having reports of other members of the same family currently showing symptoms characteristic of EVD.

On 17 March 2016, the same day that WHO had declared the end of the latest Ebola flare-up in neighbouring Sierra Leone, confirmation of two new cases of Ebola in Koropara, a rural village in the southern prefecture of Guinea.

On 22 March 2016 the WHO reported that local health authorities have reactivated the emergency coordination mechanism that was in place during the height of the Ebola epidemic.

The latest Ebola Situation Report report from the WHO states that the total number of cases stands at 28,639, including 11,316 deaths (as of 13 March 2016).

Countries with initial cases or cases with no active transmission:

  • Guinea (WHO confirms new case of EVD on 17 March 2016)
  • Sierra Leone (WHO declared Sierra Leone to be free of Ebola on 17 March 2016)
  • Liberia (WHO declared Liberia to be free of Ebola on 14 January 2016)
  • Mali (WHO declared Mali to be free of Ebola on 18 January 2015)
  • Nigeria (WHO declared Nigeria to be free of Ebola on 20 October 2014)
  • Senegal (WHO declared Senegal to be free of Ebola on 17 October 2014)
  • Democratic Republic of Congo (Not related to West Africa EVD outbreak. The Government of the DRC and WHO declared the Ebola outbreak over on 15 November 2014)
  • Italy (WHO declared Italy to be free of Ebola on 20 July 2015)
  • Spain (WHO declared free of Ebola on 2 December 2014)
  • USA
  • United Kingdom
The updated lists of affected countries/areas are available at the following websites:

Based on the advice of the Emergency Committee and her own assessment of the situation, the Director-General terminated the Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) regarding the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, in accordance with the International Health Regulations (2005).  The Director-General terminated the Temporary Recommendations that she had issued in relation to this event, supported the public health advice provided above by the Committee, and reinforced the importance of States Parties immediately lifting any restrictions on travel and trade with these countries.

WHO statement: Statement on the 9th meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Source: Skuld


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