Ebola Statistics: As of November 24, 2014, Deaths 5459, Cases 15351, Lab-Confirmed Cases 9596

2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak

As of November 18, 2014, updated November 24th., there have 5459 deaths, with 15351 possible cases, and 9596 lab-confirmed cases. Sierra Leone burial workers have gone on strike, they are demanding better pay. Italy’s first Ebola patient a doctor is to get an experimental treatment.

“Italy’s health ministry said the doctor, who has not been identified, was due to arrive at a specialist hospital for infectious diseases on Monday night or early Tuesday morning.” – BBC

A Chinese-built Ebola center was dedicated in Liberia.

“Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf toured the Ebola treatment center built by China, calling it “first-class.”

“We want to commend China for this exceptional response,” Sirleaf said.” – AP

The U.N. reported that it cannot meet it’s Dec. 1st. target date for containing Ebola.

“Anthony Banbury, the head of the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), told Reuters that though progress has been made in some areas — including in Liberia, one of the countries hardest hit by the current outbreak — setbacks elsewhere have put the mission off its target. Sierra Leone, Mali, and Italy.” – Fortune

Three new cases reported in Mali, and in Guinea WHO says it is now stable.

“More than 1,200 people have died of Ebola in Guinea alone.

However, Dr Rodier said that the situation in Guinea was now “relatively stable”.

“When you look in more detail, you see that it’s still quite active in the Guinea forest area [in] the south of the country,” Dr Rodier said.” – BBC

“Mali on Saturday confirmed a new case of Ebola and said two more suspected patients are being tested, raising concern about a further spread of the disease, which has already killed at least five people in the country.” – NBC

How Ebola is Spread


Countries with Ebola patients: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Mali, and Italy.

Countries where outbreak is considered contained: Nigeria, and Senegal.

As of November 18, 2014
(Updated November 24, 2014)

Total Cases: 15351
Laboratory-Confirmed Cases: 9596
Total Deaths: 5459

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

Countries with Widespread Transmission

Country Total Cases Laboratory-Confirmed Cases Total Deaths
Guinea 2047 1745 1214
Liberia 7082 2669 2963
Sierra Leone 6190 5152 1267
Total 15319 9566 5444

Countries with an Initial Case or Cases and/or Localized Transmission

Country Total Cases Laboratory-Confirmed Cases Total Deaths
United States 4 4 1
Mali 6 5 6
Total 10 9 7

Previously Affected Countries

Country Total Cases Laboratory-Confirmed Cases Total Deaths
Nigeria* 20 19 8
Senegal* 1 1 0
Spain 1 1 0
Total 22 21 8

*The outbreaks of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Senegal and Nigeria were declared over on 17 October and 19 October 2014, respectively. A national EVD outbreak is considered to be over when 42 days (double the 21-day incubation period of the Ebola virus) has elapsed since the last patient in isolation became laboratory negative for EVD.

Source: CDC


 

West Africa Distribution Map, November 2014

West Africa Distribution Map, November 24, 2014

Overview

The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. There were a small number of cases reported in Nigeria and a single case reported in Senegal; however, these cases are considered to be contained, with no further spread in these countries.

Two imported cases, including one death, and two locally acquired cases in healthcare workers have been reported in the United States. CDC and partners are taking precautions to prevent the further 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


Outbreak Update

In Mali, there have been 4 reported cases, including 3 reported deaths. The WHO situation report of 12 November reported 4 cases (2 confirmed and 2 probable) and 4 deaths in Mali. One probable case and death has been reclassified and is now excluded from the Mali case count.

  • According to a WHO situation report[PDF – 14 pages] released on November 12, transmission remains intense in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and case incidence is still increasing in Sierra Leone.
  • Interventions to contain the disease include infection prevention and control; diagnosing, isolating, and treating patients; contact tracing; and safe and dignified burials.
  • A total of 4 confirmed and probable cases, including 4 deaths, have now been reported in Mali. These cases are not related to the country’s first case, who died on October 24.
  • All Ebola patients in the United States have been discharged from the hospital.
Ebola Outbreak Symptoms

Ebola Outbreak Symptoms

Previous Updates:

  • On November 5, WHO released a situation report that included a decrease in the number of total cases since the report released on October 31, 2014. WHO reports that the decrease in total cases results from a change in data sources.
  • On November 5, WHO reported that all 83 contacts of the health worker infected in Madrid, Spain have completed the 21-day follow-up period.
  • On October 29, WHO released a situation report that included an increase of 3792 cases since the report released on October 22, 2014. WHO reports that the increase in  total cases results from a more comprehensive assessment of patient databases. The additional 3792 cases have occurred throughout the epidemic period.
  • On October 23, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported a case of Ebola in a medical aid worker who had returned to New York City from Guinea, where the medical aid worker had served with Doctors Without Borders. The diagnosis was confirmed by CDC on October 24.
  • On October 23, Mali reported its first confirmed case of Ebola in a child who had traveled there from Guinea. The child passed away on October 24.
  • WHO officially declared Senegal and Nigeria free of Ebola virus transmission on October 17 and 20, respectively.
  • On October 15, a second healthcare worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the index patient tested positive for Ebola. The patient has since recovered and was discharged from Emory University Hospital on October 28.
  • On October 10, a healthcare worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the index patient tested positive for Ebola. The patient has since recovered and was discharged from the NIH Clinical Center on October 24.
  • CDC is implementing enhanced entry screening at five U.S. airports that receive over 94% of travelers from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
  • On September 30, 2014, CDC confirmed the first travel-associated case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States. The patient passed away on October 8, 2014.
  • New cases continue to be reported from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
  • 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.

Source: CDC

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What’s New:

Read more on CDC’s What’s New page.


 

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
  6. CDC Travel Notices

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
  8. October 3, 2014, 3431 Deaths from Ebola
  9. October 8, 2014, 3865 Deaths from Ebola
  10. October 15, 2014, 4490 Deaths from Ebola
  11. October 24, 2014, 4492 Deaths from Ebola, and 10141 cases
  12. November 7, 2014, 4960 Deaths from Ebola, and 13268 cases
  13. November 24, 2014, 5459 Deaths from Ebola, and 15351 cases
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