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Outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

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ourbreakJuly 31, 2014 expanded   

Outbreak Update  ( Source CDC )

The World Health Organization, in partnership with the Ministries of Health in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria announced a cumulative total of 1323 suspect and confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and 729 deaths, as of July 27, 2014. Of the 1323 clinical cases, 909 cases have been laboratory confirmed for Ebola virus infection.

In Guinea, 460 cases, including 339 fatal cases and 336 laboratory confirmations of EVD, were reported by the Ministry of Health of Guinea and WHO as of July 27, 2014. Active surveillance continues in Conakry, Guéckédou, Boffa, Fria, Siguiri, and Kourourssa Districts.

In Sierra Leone, WHO and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone reported a cumulative total of 533 suspect and confirmed cases of EHF as of July 27, 2014. Of these 533, 473 cases have been laboratory confirmed and 233 were fatal. Districts reporting clinical EVD patients include Kailahun, Kenema, Kambia, Port Loko, Bo and Western Area, which includes the capital, Freetown. More recently, Tonkolili, Bambali, Moyamba, and Bonthe Districts have also reported confirmed cases of EVD. Reports, investigations, and testing of suspect cases continue across the country.

As of July 27, 2014, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia and WHO reported 329 clinical cases of EVD, including 100 laboratory confirmations and 156 fatal cases. Suspect and confirmed cases since May have been reported from Lofa, Montserado, Margibi, and more recently, Bomi, Bong, Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Monrovia.

In Nigeria, WHO and the Nigerian Ministry of Health reported one probable case as of July 27, 2014. This case has not yet been laboratory confirmed.

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 three 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  29 July 2014External Web Site Icon.

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