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Measles outbreak Hits Foya District in Lofa County

Measles is a viral vaccine preventable disease which presents as generalized maculopapular rash and fever with one or more of the following; cough, coryza and conjunctivitis (IDSR guidelines, Liberia 2016). Globally about 314 measles related deaths occur which is mainly among children 5 years of age (WHO, 2015). The last outbreak of measles in Foya…
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Cohort 3: A Documentary Video

Many thanks to Peter Adewuyi, Field Coordinator for the Liberia Field Epidemiology Training Program (LFETP), for putting together this video documenting the experiences of the 3rd cohort, with comments from members of the Liberian Ministry of Health.

 

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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Graduation Ceremony for Cohort 2

Congratulations to the second cohort of the Field Epidemiology Training Program. Cohort 2 began their training last November. After three long months of mixed in-class and in-field training, they returned to present their final projects and receive their FETP certificates.   On the first day of Workshop 3, all of the trainees delivered power point presentations, covering topics such…
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