2014 Ebola (EVD, Ebola Virus Disease) outbreak in Africa

As of 2014, the most widespread epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in history is currently ongoing in three West African countries. It has caused significant mortality, with a reported case fatality rate (CFR) of about 71%. It began in Guinea in December 2013 and then spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. A small outbreak of twenty cases occurred in Nigeria, and one case occurred in Senegal. The latter two countries were declared disease-free on 20 October 2014 after a 42 day waiting period. Secondary infections of medical workers have occurred in the United States and Spain but have not spread further. One imported case has been identified in Mali with two more possible cases under investigation. An independent outbreak of EVD in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that started in August 2014 has been shown by genetic analysis to be unconnected to the main epidemic.

From Wikipedia - Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola_virus_epidemic_in_West_Africa

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04/22/2019 - 13:45
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Appalled by another attack on health workers saving lives in . The violence not only disrupts vital outbreak response but also creates risk of disease spread. Latest attack was 24 hours after Butembo and colleague’s death.

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 13:11

The and chief condemn attack on Congo hospital which led to death of doctor working to end nation's worst Ebola outbreak. https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/04/1037021 …

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 04:10

What a sad day! What a tragedy! I am so devastated after I spoke to the widow of Dr. Richard Muokozo, and I learned that Richard left 4 very young children (6 to 12 years of age) behind. The family will not be the same. A family that paid dearly to save others from !

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 01:02

Aujourd'hui, nous avons perdu l'un des nôtres: le Dr Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, épidémiologiste déployé pour la réponse au virus en , lors d'une attaque à l'hôpital à Butembo. Nos pensées sont avec sa famille en cette période difficile.

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 23:45

Today we lost one of our very own: Dr Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, an epidemiologist deployed in the response in , during a hospital attack in Butembo. We grieve together with his family during this difficult time.

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 22:12

Today we lost one of our very own: Dr Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, an epidemiologist deployed in the response in , during a hospital attack in Butembo. We grieve together with his family during this difficult time.

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 22:08

We are assessing the security situation in to ensure the safety of all patients, health workers and responders. We remain committed to continue supporting to end this outbreak as quickly as possible.

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 22:08

The family lost a dear colleague in the hospital attack in Butembo, , today. My colleagues and I are grieving over the loss of this courageous colleague who was saving lives to end . We are outraged by the attack. Health workers are

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 17:56

This is a very sad day. We just learned of one fatality, as well as some people injured, in the attack on hospital in Butembo, . Butembo is the epicenter of the ongoing outbreak. Health workers are working around the clock to save lives. Health workers are .

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 16:22

« Très attristé d'apprendre qu'il y a eu des victimes à l'hôpital qui a été attaqué dans l'épicentre de l'épidémie d'Ebola, à Butembo, en . Profondément préoccupé par cette évolution & nous partagerons des informations supplémentaires au fur et à mesure » - de https://twitter.com/drtedros/status/1119237146164985857 …

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 15:59

Very saddened to learn of casualties at the hospital that has come under attack in the epicenter of Ebola outbreak, Butembo, . Deeply concerned about this development and will share additional information as we get it.

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 15:51