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UN Ebola response mission flags importance of staying vigilant as virus resurfaces in Liberia

01 July 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) today reported that Ebola had resurfaced in Liberia after a teenager who died earlier this week tested positive for the disease in the West African country that had been declared free of Ebola transmission just two months ago.

Senior UN official travels to Guinea Bissau after new Ebola cases reported in bordering Guinea

24 June 2015 – The head of United Nations mission for Ebola response has begun a visit to take stock of prevention and preparedness efforts in Guinea Bissau, which remains at high risk given its proximity to Guinea where new cases of the virus were reported in an urban area bordering the two countries.

Decline in Ebola cases stalls in West Africa, UN health agency reports

11 June 2015 – The number of Ebola cases in West Africa has increased for the second straight week, with the number of cases that arose from unknown sources of infection highlighting the challenges still faced in finding and eliminating every chain of transmission, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

UN health agency warns rainy season now hampering Ebola response in West Africa

03 June 2015 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today reported an increase in the intensity and geographic area of Ebola transmission in Guinea and Sierra Leone, warned that the onset of the rainy season “from now onwards” will make field operations more difficult and noted that community engagement remains a challenge in both countries.

Ban to convene international Ebola recovery conference in New York

02 June 2015 – To help mobilize needed resources “in the last mile of the response” against the Ebola outbreak and to start the affected West African countries on the path of early recovery, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced that he will convene an international conference next month.