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

This information portal on the 2014-2015 Ebola (EVD, Ebola Virus Disease) outbreak in Africa was created by Harro Westra of the African Studies Centre in Leiden and is no longer being updated.


We are however making plans for a page or portal similar to this, concerning health in Africa in general. All in good time...


Although this page was not set up to provide information about the 2019/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, you may find some links to experts and expert institutions that may be useful.


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Hand picked news: our selection of news on the Ebola outbreak - updated until 21 October 2014


Tracking the Ebola outbreak, resources and factsheets | CDC / ECDC | WHO | More from UN | MSF | Updates from African governments | Other organizations | Updates on Twitter | More medical resources
FAQ: practical facts and information about Ebola | Maps | EU and US government information - travel advise: FR - NL - UK - USA - EU
African government information: DR CongoGuineaLiberia | NigeriaSenegalSierra LeoneRegional organisations: ECOWAS and AU
African news media | International news media | Newsfeed African news | Newsfeed international news | Feed: Tweets from relevant health organizations

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

Updates: tracking the Ebola outbreak

Updates and resources on Ebola Virus Disease and the Ebola outbreak - latest news, roadmaps, factsheets, other resources, tweets, blogs






UN - WHO - World Health Organization





WHO Country offices



More from the United Nations





MSF - Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders)




African governments (more here)



Other organizations





Updates on Twitter


Health and aid organizations on Twitter





Others on Twitter
List items and order may be subject to (frequent) change



Spokespersons, health and aid employees and officials, journalists, citizen journalists, other specialists on Twitter - tweets are in many cases own views



More resources from medical science


See the full map: Map by Healthmap.org - bigger map - You can use the interactive slider above to see the development of the outbreak

Other sources, our pick from the web. You will find more here

Please take note: this news archive was last updated on 21 October 2014, and is no longer actively maintained. We refer to the many news sites, news (RSS) feeds and twitter accounts mentioned on this page for latest updates, analysis and opinions.

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March - August 2014




African and international news media

African news media about Ebola







International news media about Ebola












News on Ebola from international news media (sources)

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