Weekly Update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD): Preparedness for South Sudan Update #42(02 July 2019)

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)

A suspected Ebola virus disease (EVD)alert was reported in Yei on25th June2019. The alert was verified and discarded by the rapid response team given that it did not meetthe EVD casedefinition.75,349screenings were conductedfor Ebola virus disease in 31 points of entry. Since August, the cumulative number of screenings conductedfor EVD is 2,391,408. The glove boxfor polymerasechain reaction (PCR)machine has been installed and tested. An expert is in the countryto mentor the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) personnel on procedure of sample testingand quality controlfor the period of two weeks


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