Ebola Statistics: As of October 2, 2014, Ebola Deaths 3330, Case Count 7157, Lab Confirmed Cases 3958

2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak

As of October 2, 2014, there have been a total of 3330 Ebola deaths, 7157 confirmed cases, and 3958 confirmed cases.

Countries with cases in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Senegal.
Countries with cases in Mid-West Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Countries with travel-related cases: United States of America, has one new case from a man who traveled from Liberia by plane to Texas. He is currently in the ICU in isolation at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Those who were around him during his time before receiving treatment have been placed in lockdown in their dwellings for a likely length 21 days.  He is accused of failing to report his contact with Ebola sufferers while in Liberia in a questionnaire he took before his flight to the U.S. The hospital in the U.S. is accused of failing to properly report to their decision makers that the man had traveled from Liberia in West Africa, which is currently suffering a Ebola outbreak that has killed 1998 of Liberian citizens.

U.S. Ebola Cases Update: In U.S. there is a new possible Ebola case in Washington D.C., the case involves a man showing Ebola-like symptoms who recently came from Nigeria. In Hawaii there was also a possible case but it turned out not to be Ebola, and a confirmed case in Dallas, Texas.

U.S. Ebola Outbreak Map 2014

Useful Links:

  1. Information Resources on Ebola – WHO
  2. WHO Ebola News
  3. CDC Ebola Information Page
  4. CDC West Africa Latest Ebola Outbreak Updates
  5. CDC Congo Latest Ebola Outbreak Updates

 

Ebola Cases

*Case counts updated in conjunction with the World Health Organization updates and are based on information reported by the Ministries of Health.

As of September 28, 2014
(Updated October 2, 2014)

Countries with Ebola (EVD) outbreaks
Totals for Guinea, Liberia & Sierra Leone
  • Total Case Count: 7157
  • Total Deaths: 3330
  • Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 3953
Guinea
  • Total Case Count: 1157
  • Total Deaths: 710
  • Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 950
Liberia
  • Total Case Count: 3696
  • Total Deaths: 1998
  • Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 927
Sierra Leone
  • Total Case Count: 2304
  • Total Case Deaths: 622
  • Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 2076
Countries with localized transmission
Nigeria
  • Total Case Count: 20
  • Total Case Deaths: 8
  • Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 19
Countries with travel-associated cases
Totals for Senegal and U.S.
  • Total Cases: 2
  • Total Deaths: 0
  • Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 2
Senegal
  • Total Case Count: 1
  • Total Case Deaths: 0
  • Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 1
United States*

*In a traveler from Liberia

  • Total Case Count: 1
  • Total Case Deaths: 0
  • Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 1

Source: CDC

Ebola Outbreak Symptoms

Ebola Outbreak Symptoms – CDC


Congo Ebola Outbreak Statistics:

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.
  • October 2, 2014: 70 cases, 42 deaths, lab confirmed cases 30

There is now a CDC travel alert for the Congo.

As of September 28, 2014, there have been 70 cases of Ebola virus disease reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In total, 42 deaths have been reported. This outbreak is unrelated to the current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.

For information about the outbreak in West Africa, please see the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa web page.

Source: CDC

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Ebola Outbreak Update

  • On 9/30/2014, CDC confirmed, the first travel-associated case of Ebola to be diagnosed 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.

Source: CDC


 

Overview:

The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. A small number of cases in Lagos and Port Harcourt, Nigeria, have been associated with a man from Liberia who traveled to Lagos and died from Ebola, but the virus does not appear to have been widely spread in Nigeria. The case in Senegal is related to a man who traveled there from Guinea.

On 9/30/2014, CDC confirmed, the first travel-associated case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States. CDC and partners are taking precautions to prevent the spread of Ebola within the United States. CDC is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other domestic and international partners and has activated its Emergency Operations Center to help coordinate technical assistance and control activities with partners. CDC has also deployed teams of public health experts to West Africa and will continue to send experts to the affected countries.

Source: CDC

 


Current Ebola Outbreak Maps:

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Previous Maps: 

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Article snippets:

“An American freelance TV cameraman working for NBC News in West Africa is being flown back to the United States for treatment after testing positive for Ebola.

Ashoka Mukpo is the fourth American to have contracted Ebola in Liberia.

The video journalist, 33, reported symptoms on Wednesday and was running a slight fever. On Thursday he was tested for the virus at a treatment center, with the result coming back positive, NBC News said in a story posted on its website.

He is being treated in the Liberian capital of Monrovia and will be flown back this weekend to the United States for treatment, said his mother, Diane Mukpo, on Friday’sToday show.” – USA Today, Oct. 3, 2014


Symptoms of Ebola include

  • Fever (greater than 38.6°C or 101.5°F)
  • Severe headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • 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.


 

Read my previous post:

  1. July 10, 2014, 635+ Deaths From Ebola
  2. August 4, 2014, 932 Deaths From Ebola
  3. August 22, 2014, 1350 Deaths From Ebola
  4. August 31, 2014, 1850 Deaths From Ebola
  5. September 14, 2914,  2630 Deaths From Ebola
  6. September 29, 2014, 3091 Deaths From Ebola
  7. October 2, 2014, 3330 Deaths from Ebola
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