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Dispatch of Experts in Response to the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in West African Countries

April 17, 2015

1. The Government of Japan has decided to newly dispatch two experts to the Republic of Sierra Leone through the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West African countries.

2. The experts being dispatched this time are Dr. Hajime Kamiya from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (dispatched from April 19, 2015, to May 29, 2015), and Dr. Atsuhiro Kanayama from the National Defense Medical College (dispatched from April 21, 2015, to May 29, 2015).

3. This brings the total number of Japanese experts having participated or participating in the WHO mission to 19.

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