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Liberia Travel Alert Revised from Level 2 to Level 1: "Practice Usual Precautions"

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Media Statement

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 3, 2015
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

Effective Sept. 3, 2015, CDC has downgraded the travel notice for Ebola in Liberia to a Watch Level 1, which means CDC recommends U.S. residents practice usual precautions when traveling to Liberia. Travel notices are designed to inform travelers and clinicians about current health issues related to specific destinations.

September 2, 2015, marks 42 days (two 21-day incubation periods) after the release of the last survivor of Ebola from a Liberian Ebola treatment unit (ETU). On Sept. 3, the World Health Organization declared that Liberia was free of Ebola virus transmission. There is a very low risk of Ebola transmission in Liberia and a very low risk of Ebola importation. Although the risk of Ebola is low, travelers should, as usual, avoid contact with sick people, animals, undercooked meat, bush meat, dead bodies, blood and body fluids.

CDC is closely monitoring the situation and will update information and advice for travelers as needed.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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