Category Archives: Outbreak Investigation

Outbreak of Measles in Kporlormu Village, Bong County

On 18th July 2016, a rumor of measles outbreak was reported in Gbonota Clinic within the Kporlormu catchment community in Sanoyea District. Upon receipt of the rumor, a team comprised of the district health team, Gbonota Clinic’s Officer in Charge, vaccination technicians, Sanoyea’s District Surveillance Officer, and Dr. Peter Adewuyi (Field Coordinator of Liberia’s Frontline…
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Liberia FETP-Frontline Alumni Presenting at the 2016 AFENET Conference

Congratulations to our Liberian FETP-Frontline alumni whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the 2016 African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) Conference in Abuja, Nigeria, 8-12 August, 2016! Out of 504 Abstracts submitted from 31 FELTP programs for the 6th AFENET Conference, (some submissions from outside of Africa), 6 out of the 10 submitted by Liberia were…
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Unknown Skin Disease Outbreak Investigation – Maryland County

A reported unknown skin disease outbreak was investigated in a community in Maryland County, Liberia in May 2016. The disease affected children aged between 3-16years, median age = 8.5years; males and females were equally affected. The epidemic curve showed a propagated type of spread with no deaths since 2013. From our investigation, the disease is…
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Acute Flaccid Paralysis case investigation – Grand Gedeh County

A case of acute flaccid paralysis was reported by a nurse aid at Polar clinic, Gbao district on 16th May, 2016. Initial report indicated that the patient developed fever with severe weakness of the left leg and left arm for the past five days. The county and district health team moved in to investigate the…
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