U.K. health authorities are now reporting a total of 14 confirmed cases of Ebola in the U.N. refugee camp of Lampedusa, which is located in the Ivory Coast.
According to a Reuters report, “There is no indication of a new outbreak in the camp, which has seen more than 400 confirmed cases.”
As of Sunday morning, the U,N.
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that “at least nine health workers in Lampedus have tested positive for Ebola.”
As Reuters reported, the first case of Ebola has been confirmed in a British medical student who was treating patients at the camp.
The patient has tested negative for the virus, according to the World Health Organization.
The OCHA reported that a total 15 health workers have tested negative.
The World Health Agency (WHO) also said in a statement Sunday that there has been no new case of the Ebola virus in Lampusa, citing the ongoing investigation of the case.
The WHO is in contact with the camp authorities, the WHO said.
A total of 12 health workers are being treated in isolation at Lampedom, which was initially evacuated on October 12, the agency said.
There are currently no new cases of the virus in the refugee camp.
As Reuters noted, Lampedumas isolation is part of a “co-ordinated evacuation effort” led by the U and the U of C. Lampedonia is situated in the northeastern part of Guinea.
The camp is home to about 2,500 people, most of whom are from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.
In October, the camp hosted a summit of the United Nations World Food Program and its partners, who discussed the ongoing Ebola response, including measures to increase the capacity of health workers and support their work in a crisis.
At the time, President Donald Trump said that the U’s decision to send an additional 100 health workers to Lampeda was “a big deal,” according to Reuters.
The Trump administration is currently moving forward with plans to send up to 1,000 more U.