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MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) says it is investigating a suspected case of yellow fever in Grand Kru County.

A release from NPHIL issued Wednesday, September 26, 2018, said the suspected case is a 2-year old girl from Farina Town in the Barclay Ville Health District.

NPHIL, however, said there has been no death and new cases reported, and the suspected case has already been managed and the patient is in good health.

According to NPHIL, blood specimen has been collected and sent to the National Public Health Reference Laboratory for confirmation.

Meanwhile, health authorities in the county are conducting active case search, risk assessment, and planning for a possible reactive vaccination exercise pending results from the laboratory.

Since January 2018, this is the second reported suspected case from Grand Kru County. The first was a 29-year old female from Dorbor District.

There has been no confirmed case of yellow fever in the country since the 2009 nationwide preventive vaccination campaign.

The release also noted that a total of 94 suspected cases of yellow fever have been recorded across the country since the beginning of 2018.

 


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