|MMWR Early Release|
Vol. 63, Early Release
December 12, 2014
|Support Services for Survivors of Ebola Virus Disease — Sierra Leone, 2014|
Seung Hee Lee-Kwan, PhD, Nick DeLuca, PhD, Monica Adams, PhD, et al.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2014;63(Early Release):1-2
As of December 6, 2014, a total of 1,112 persons in Sierra Leone were reported to have survived Ebola virus disease (Ebola) and been discharged from treatment. Survivors from previous Ebola outbreaks have reported major barriers to resuming normal lives after release from treatment, such as emotional distress, health issues, loss of possessions, and difficulty regaining their livelihoods. This report describes efforts to provide support services for Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone.
|Reintegration of Ebola Survivors into Their Communities — Firestone District, Liberia, 2014|
M. Allison Arwady, MD, Edmundo L. Garcia, Benedict Wollor, MD, et al.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2014;63(Early Release):1-4
Rubber plantation operator Firestone Liberia, Inc. serves the health needs of approximately 80,000 people in central Liberia’s Firestone District. The company established a comprehensive Ebola response, following the first Ebola case diagnosed in the district. An important component of the comprehensive Firestone Ebola response was the reintegration of survivors into their communities. This report summarizes reintegration efforts in the district.