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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      01/23/2019 - 19:11
      Reuters.com is your source...

      Tweets by relevant health and aid organisations on the Ebola outbreak. Added: journalists in the field.

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      During my last visit to 🇨🇩, an additional treatment centre was under construction in Komanda. Happy to hear it is now open thanks to hard work from . A new pharmacy & laboratory have also opened in the area.

      Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:18

      Despite all the challenges we are facing in the response in , we have reached an important milestone: more than 60,000 people have been vaccinated. thanks all partners who are supporting us in this critical task. We will not stop until we end this outbreak.

      Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 16:42

      WHO staff in is working around the ⏰ to make sure people are safe from the virus. 'I know at the end of the road, I will find somebody that I need to save' -Dr Marie-Roseline Belizaire

      Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 00:34
      #Congo: WHO expert: #Ebola outbreak to continue at least 6 more months - @CIDRAP ow.ly/uBWh30nmJcA
      Friday, January 18, 2019 - 18:05

      This news made my day! Charles Mwenga, the injured vaccinator we evacuated from Kamenda, on New Year's Day, has been released from hospital and has gone back to work. With the commitment of people like Charles, we can and will end this outbreak.

      Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 19:42