The Côte d’Ivoire, or Ivory Coast Ministry of Health is advising villages that border the Ebola-stricken countries of Guinea and Liberia in light of word of a suspected case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in a part of Liberia that borders the Ivory Coast.

According to an Afriquinfos report today (computer translated), health officials are  asking people of border villages in Liberia and Guinea where the virus to “remain vigilant” against the “very high risk” of spreading the disease occurs.

They also ask them to be alert  for “general signs of Ebola namely fever, headache and bleeding.”

Since the outbreak began six months ago through July 20,  the cumulative number of cases attributed to EVD in the three countries stands at 1,093, including 660 deaths. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page

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