Humanitarian Health Action

Liberia: Update on unexplained cluster of deaths – Liberia

10 May 2017 -- On 25 April 2017, the Ministry of Health of Liberia notified WHO and partners of a cluster of sudden deaths of unknown aetiology in Sinoe County. The event began on 23 April 2017 when an 11-year-old child was admitted to hospital presenting with diarrhoea, vomiting and mental confusion after attending a funeral on 22 April 2017. As of 9 May 2017, a total of 31 cases including 13 deaths have been reported.