Rapid Risk Assessment: Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa - 13th update, 16 October 2015

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa. 13th update, 13 October 2015. Stockholm: ECDC; 2015.

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​On 9 October 2015, the United Kingdom notified the appearance of an unusual late complication, more than eight months after initial recovery, in an Ebola survivor who was infected while working as a healthcare worker in West Africa. As a precautionary measure, 40 close contacts of the case were offered vaccination.
The situation in West Africa is improving further: Liberia was declared Ebola-free on 3 September 2015. Guinea and Sierra Leone report only low-level transmission.