Category Archives: Outbreak or Case Investigation

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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Maternal death Investigation in Voinjama District

A maternal death which occurred in Karzaa community on June 25, 2016, was reported by the general Community Health Volunteer (gCHV). A maternal review team investigated the event to establish the cause of death and make recommendation for appropriate public health action. The maternal review team commenced their investigation on June 27, 2016. The team…
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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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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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