As of August 4, 2014:
Ebola Deaths: 932
Ebola Cases: 1700
Countries effected: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guiana, and Nigeria.
Countries with Ebola patients: U.S., Spain, Sierra Leone, Libera, Guiana, and Nigeria.
AP Reports: “The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 932.
The new figures come Wednesday as authorities in Nigeria confirmed the death of a nurse of Ebola. Saudi Arabia also announced one death of a person with Ebola-like symptoms.
The outbreak emerged in March in Guinea and shows no sign of slowing down. Most of the new deaths are coming from Liberia and Sierra Leone.
There now have been 363 deaths in Guinea, 282 in Liberia, 286 in Sierra Leone and one confirmed death in Nigeria, according to WHO’s statistics as of Aug. 4.” Read more here.
The U.N. has declared Ebola and international health emergency, Read more here.
“Facing the worst known outbreak of the Ebola virus, with almost 1,000 fatalities in West Africa, the World Health Organization declared an international public health emergency on Friday, demanding an extraordinary response — only the third such declaration of its kind since regulations permitting such alarms were adopted in 2007.” – NY Times
- CDC Outbreak Postings
- CDC Outbreak Table
- CDC Ebola Details
- WHO Statement
- WHO Disease Outbreak News
- WHO Global Response
- Samaritans Purse
Read Wikipedia Entries:
- 2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak
- List of Ebola Outbreaks
- Ebola:“Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is the human disease caused by the Ebola virus. Symptoms typically start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, muscle pains, and headaches. Typically nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea follow, along with decreased functioning of the liverand kidneys. At this point, some people begin to have bleeding problems.The virus may be acquired upon contact with blood or bodily fluids of an infected animal (commonly monkeys or fruit bats). Spread through the air has not been documented in the natural environment. Fruit bats are believed to carry and spread the virus without being affected. Once human infection occurs, the disease may spread between people as well. Male survivors may be able to transmit the disease via semen for nearly two months. In order to make the diagnosis, typically other diseases with similar symptoms such as malaria, cholera and other viral hemorrhagic fevers are first excluded. To confirm the diagnosis blood samples are tested for viralantibodies, viral RNA, or the virus itself.” – Wikipedia
CDC Outbreak Notice:
The World Health Organization, in partnership with the Ministries of Health in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria announced a cumulative total of 1779 suspect and confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and 961 deaths, as of August 6, 2014. Of the 1779 clinical cases, 1134 cases have been laboratory confirmed for Ebola virus infection.
In Guinea, 495 cases, including 367 fatal cases and 355 laboratory confirmations of EVD, were reported by the Ministry of Health of Guinea and WHO as of August 6, 2014. Active surveillance continues in Conakry, Guéckédou, Pita, Siguiri, Kourourssa, Macenta, and Nzerekore Districts.
In Sierra Leone, WHO and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone reported a cumulative total of 717 suspect and confirmed cases of EHF as of August 6, 2014. Of these 717, 631 cases have been laboratory confirmed and 298 were fatal. All districts are now reporting clinical EVD patients. Reports, investigations, and testing of suspect cases continue across the country.
As of August 6, 2014, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia and WHO reported 554 clinical cases of EVD, including 148 laboratory confirmations and 294 fatal cases. Suspect and confirmed cases have been reported in 9 of 13 Counties. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Monrovia.
In Nigeria, WHO and the Nigerian Ministry of Health reported 13 suspect cases, including 2 fatal cases August 6, 2014.
CDC is in regular communication with all of the Ministries of Health (MOH), WHO, MSF, and other partners regarding the outbreak. Currently CDC has personnel in all four countries assisting the respective MOHs and the WHO-led international response to this Ebola outbreak.
Based on reports from the Ministry of Heath of Guinea, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia, the Ministry of Health of Nigeria, and WHO”
The Guinean Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia, and the Nigerian Ministry of Health are working with national and international partners to investigate and respond to the outbreak.
About the virus
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