Ebola Statistics: As of December 29, 2014: Ebola Deaths 7800, Total Cases 20000, Lab-Confirmed Cases 12565

2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak

As of December 24, 2014, updated December 29, 2014, there have been 7708 deaths reports the CDC, and WHO reports 7800, CDC reports 19,729 cases, and WHO reports 20,000 cases. So no matter who you choose to get the numbers from, you have a decent estimate of the current cases, and Ebola deaths. The real problem is trying to get Ebola under control, which currently isn’t happening fast enough, and to also get better supplies to those on the front lines treating patients, and better pay to those doing the dirty work of burying those who have died of Ebola. This should be #1 priority of the world’s nations until this outbreak is under control. I have watched the numbers of total Ebola deaths rise from 635+ in July 2014 to 7708 in late December 2014, where we currently are.

It is now being reported that Scotland has their first case of an Ebola worker contracting the virus. She is being flown to Glasgow for treatment. UK Ebola patient’s name is Nurse Pauline Cafferkey, she worked in Sierra Leone for the charity Save the Children, she was part of a team of 30 volunteers.

It is being reported by the BBC that the Ebola outbreak most likely began due to bats infecting a boy as he played in a “bat tree” frequented by a colony of bats.

Let’s hope that this outbreak is brought under control soon. Step up world leaders!

-Cynthia Kelly

As of December 24, 2014
(Updated December 29, 2014)

Total Cases: 19729
Laboratory-Confirmed Cases: 12565
Total Deaths: 7708

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

Source: CDC

Countries with Widespread Transmission

Country Total Cases Laboratory-Confirmed Cases Total Deaths
Guinea 2630 2342 1654
Liberia 7862 3085 3384
Sierra Leone 9203 7106 2655
Total 19695 12533 7693

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 8 7 6
Total 12 11 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, Nigeria, and Spain were declared over on October 17, October 19, and December 2, 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 Ebola Outbreak Map, December 29, 2014

West Africa Ebola Outbreak Map, December 29, 2014


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.

Outbreak Update
  • According to the latest WHO Situation Report, no new cases have been reported in Mali since November 24, 2014. All identified contacts connected with both the initial case and the outbreak in Bamako have now completed 21-day follow-up.

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, 10141 cases
  12. November 7, 2014, 4960 Deaths from Ebola, 13268 cases
  13. November 24, 2014, 5459 Deaths from Ebola, 15351 cases
  14. December 9, 2014, 6346 Deaths from Ebola, 17834 cases
  15. December 29, 2014, 7708 Deaths from Ebola, 19729 cases

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