Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection
WHO has just published its updated version of the guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection complement existing guidance on the prevention of transmission of bloodborne viruses, including HCV. They are intended for policy-makers, government officials, and others working in low- and middle-income countries who are developing programmes for the screening, care and treatment of persons with HCV infection.
Today, 3 September 2015, WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission in the human population. Forty-two days have passed since the second negative test on 22 July 2015 of the last laboratory-confirmed case. Liberia now enters a 90-day period of heightened surveillance.
Many efforts exerted on ground to contain the Ebola outbreak since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone on 24 May 2014 , As of today Sierra Leon discharged the last Ebola case on 24 August 2015 it is the first day for the whole country to go with no Ebola patient. None at all. This in effect marks the beginning of the 42 days countdown and if no transmission occurs until after the 42nd day, this outbreak will be declared over by the world health organization in the country.