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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      11/14/2018 - 05:31
      All Africa, All the Time.

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

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      #Congo ministry says #Ebola outbreak now worst in Congo's history - @PhillyTrib ow.ly/jACN30mBjRo
      Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 20:55

      Just been briefed on a violent attack in Beni last night, an epicentre of the current outbreak in . All WHO staff safe, but my heart goes out to families who have lost loved ones in this appalling and unacceptable attack, which we condemn in the strongest terms.

      Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 15:25

      Frontline health workers in Uganda are receiving vaccines from to protect them against the Ebola virus circulating in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo: https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/11/1025101 …

      Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 09:09

      To date, 27K people have been vaccinated against in , & almost every new patient receives 1 of 4 investigational treatments. 91 people have recovered & returned to their communities thanks to the hard work and joint efforts of national and international responders.

      Friday, November 9, 2018 - 01:00

      “The fact that we have so far prevented spreading into neighbouring countries is a testament to the hard work & determination of all staff. As complex & challenging as this outbreak in 🇨🇩 is, I am confident that working together, we can & will end it”-

      Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 23:10

      response teams in have faced difficulties on the ground, with misinformation & mistrust due to decades of conflict. Community engagement has helped address the concerns & most local communities are aware of the dangers of Ebola & the importance of ending the outbreak.

      Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 22:01

      . and I pay tribute to the dedication of staff from , , the and all partners who are fighting a dangerous outbreak in in extremely difficult conditions. Ensemble, nous éliminons Ebola! http://bit.ly/2FbIdUw 

      Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 21:34

      Under the leadership, WHO & partners trained community members to conduct contact tracing in the areas that outsiders have difficulty accessing. This has led to a decline in new cases over the past two weeks, although the situation remains of grave concern.

      Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 21:10

      . has recently taken an active approach to armed groups operating in North Kivu, the epicentre of the outbreak in . This has led to a period of calm in & around the city of Beni, although some attacks have continued in villages around. http://bit.ly/2FbIdUw 

      Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 20:51

      New measures to overcome challenges, and strong partnership in the response to the outbreak in are having positive impact, although the outbreak remains dangerous and unpredictable - and WHO said after the joint mission to 🇨🇩. 👉 http://bit.ly/2FbIdUw 

      Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 20:23

      . has 280 staff in North Kivu, 🇨🇩, supporting hundreds more from the & partners. Six treatment centres have been built, each with a mobile laboratory to rapidly diagnose cases & guide treatment. http://bit.ly/2FbIdUw 

      Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 20:13

      These are the heroes of the response in Beni, 🇨🇩. Our incredible staff from , , , , , and many others are working around the clock to save lives. They have my enormous respect and admiration. Ensemble, nous éliminons Ebola!

      Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 19:08