As of September 29, 2014, there have been a total of 3091 deaths, 6574 confirmed cases, and 3626 lab confirmed cases reports the CDC which is the Center for Disease Control.
Countries affected: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Senegal, Nigeria, and the Congo.
Countries with Ebola patients: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Senegal, Nigeria, and the Congo.
Countries with Ebola infected health workers: United States of America, Australia
There is also what the CDC is calling an unrelated Congo Ebola outbreak the statistics there are:
- August 26, 2014: 24 cases, 14 deaths.
- September 11, 2014: 62 cases, 35 deaths.
- September 21, 2014: 68 cases, 41 deaths.
- September 24, 2014: 70 cases, 42 deaths.
There is now a CDC travel alert for the Congo.
WEST AFRICA EBOLA CASE TOTALS
*Case counts updated in conjunction with the World Health Organization updates and are based on information reported by the Ministries of Health.
Total Ebola (EVD) Cases
As of September 23, 2014
(Updated September 29, 2014)
- Total Case Count: 6574
- Total Deaths: 3091
- Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 3626
Cases by Country
- Total Case Count: 1074
- Total Deaths: 648
- Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 876
- Total Case Count: 3458
- Total Deaths: 1830
- Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 914
- Total Case Count: 20
- Total Case Deaths: 8
- Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 19
- Total Case Count: 1
- Total Case Deaths: 0
- Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 1
- Total Case Count: 2021
- Total Case Deaths: 605
- Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 1816
Ebola Outbreak Update
- No confirmed Ebola cases have been reported in the United States.
- New cases have been reported from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Nigeria and Senegal have not reported any new cases since September 5, 2014, and August 29, 2014, respectively. In Senegal, all contacts have now completed their 21-day follow up, with no further cases of Ebola reported.
- On August 29, 2014, Senegal’s Ministry of Public Health and Social Affairs announced a case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Senegal. The case is in a man from Guinea who traveled to Senegal.
- The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reported cases of Ebola. These cases are not related to the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. For information on the outbreak in DRC, see the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in DRC page.
- HHS has contracted with Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. to develop and manufacture ZMapp. Mapp Biopharmaceutical will manufacture a small amount of the drug for early stage clinical safety studies and nonclinical studies.
- NIH will begin initial human testing of an investigational vaccine to prevent EVD in early September and is working with a company to develop an antiviral drug to treat Ebola.
- U.S. Department of Defense has funded two companies that are developing drug therapies for Ebola and is working with another company to develop an Ebola vaccine.
- CDC returned a staff member from West Africa by charter flight after the employee had low-risk contact with an international health worker who recently tested positive for Ebola. The CDC staff member was not sick with Ebola, did not show symptoms of the disease, and therefore posed no risk to friends, family, co-workers, or the public.
West Africa Ebola Outbreak Latest Map:
Previous CDC Ebola Outbreak Maps:
Symptoms of Ebola include:
- Fever (greater than 38.6°C or 101.5°F)
- Severe headache
- Muscle pain
- Abdominal (stomach) pain
- Unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising)
Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to Ebola, but the average is 8 to 10 days.
Recovery from Ebola depends on the patient’s immune response. People who recover from Ebola infection develop antibodies that last for at least 10 years.
“The Ebola virus disease is spreading throughout western Africa, and the CDC is warning that the spread could top 1.4 million cases in January 2015 if not controlled. Furthermore, the longer it takes the control, the more difficult it will be to quarantine and attempt to treat the disease, as it spreads very rapidly.” – NerdAlert
“U.S. troops are arriving in Monrovia, Liberia as part of a plan to build tent hospitals and train local nurses to treat an Ebola epidemic that is showing signs of gaining speed.” – WSJ
“West African governments and aid agencies face a number of challenges in attempting to contain the Ebola epidemic, which health officials say threatens to infect more than one million people by early next year. Containing the outbreak will require a massive international response similar to that coordinated after the 2004 South Asia tsunami. CFR’s John Campbell offers three things to know about Ebola and West Africa:
0:50 – Popular Suspicions: Many residents of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia—the epicenters of Ebola—are distrustful of their leaders, and some view the disease as witchcraft, says Campbell. As a result, many Ebola victims and their families have resisted government-led efforts to control the outbreak.
1:28 – Communication Issues: Governments and aid agencies face major communication problems in West Africa, which is a multilingual region with low literacy levels, explains Campbell. In addition, efforts to educate the population about Ebola were developed late.
1:55 – A Global Problem: Governments in the region battling the disease need resources that only foreign partners can provide. “International efforts similar to the global response to the South Asian tsunami could help stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa,” says Campbell.” – Council on Foreign Relations
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