Global & Disaster Medicine

Liberia: 11 people have died and five are in hospital after contracting a mystery illness the World Health Organisation (WHO) said was linked to attendance at the funeral of a religious leader.


  • The symptoms include fever, vomiting and diarrhea
  • Hospital staff are wearing protective equipment
  • Contacts of the sick are being traced in the community to see if they have fallen ill
  • WHO, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and other partners are providing technical and logistical support to the rapid response team that has been activated at district and county levels



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