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Outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

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July 24, 2014

Outbreak Update

The World Health Organization, in partnership with the Ministries of Health in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, announced a cumulative total of 1093 suspect and confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and 660 deaths, as of July 20, 2014. Of the 1093 clinical cases, 786 cases have been laboratory confirmed for Ebola virus infection.

In Guinea, 415 cases, including 314 fatal cases and 304 laboratory confirmations of EVD, were reported by the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea and WHO as of July 20, 2014. Active surveillance continues in Conakry, Guéckédou, Boffa, Dubreka, and Fria Districts.

In Sierra Leone, WHO and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone reported a cumulative total of 454 suspect and confirmed cases of EHF as of July 20, 2014. Of these 454, 405 cases have been laboratory confirmed and 219 were fatal. Districts reporting clinical EVD patients include Kailahun, Kenema, Kambia, Port Loko, Western, and Bo. Reports, investigations, and testing of suspect cases continue across the country. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Kenema and Kailahun cities.

As of July 20, 2014, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia and WHO reported 224 clinical cases of EVD, including 77 laboratory confirmations and 127 fatal cases. Cases since May have been reported from Lofa, Montserado, Margibi, and more recently, Bomi, Bong, and Nimba Counties. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Monrovia.

CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF 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, and WHO  23 July 2014.

July 21, 2014

Outbreak Update

As of July 17, 2014, the World Health Organization, in partnership with the Ministries of Health in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, announced a cumulative total of 1048 suspect and confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and 632 deaths. Of the 1048 clinical cases, 745 cases have been laboratory confirmed for Ebola virus infection.

In Guinea, 410 cases, including 310 fatal cases and 301 laboratory confirmations of EVD, were reported by the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea and WHO as of July 17, 2014. Active surveillance continues in Conakry, Guéckédou, Boffa, Dubreka, and Fria Districts.

In Sierra Leone, WHO and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone reported a cumulative total of 442 suspect and confirmed cases of EHF as of July 17, 2014. Of these 442, 368 cases have been laboratory confirmed and 206 were fatal. Districts reporting clinical EVD patients include Kailahun, Kenema, Kambia, Port Loko, Western, and Bo. Reports, investigations, and testing of suspect cases continue across the country. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Kenema city and Kailahun.

As of July 17, 2014, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia and WHO reported 196 clinical cases of EVD, including 76 laboratory confirmations and 116 fatal cases. Cases since May have been reported from Lofa, Montserado, Margibi, and more recently, Bomi, Bong, and Nimba Counties. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Monrovia.

CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak. Currently CDC has a 5 person team in Guinea, one staff person in Sierra Leone, and a team of 6 in Liberia 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, and WHO 19 July 2014.

July 16, 2014

Outbreak Update

As of July 12, 2014, the World Health Organization, in partnership with the Ministries of Health in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, announced a cumulative total of 964 suspect and confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and 603 deaths. Of the 964 clinical cases, 706 cases have been laboratory confirmed for Ebola virus infection.

In Guinea, 406 cases, including 304 fatal cases and 297 laboratory confirmations of EVD, were reported by the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea and WHO as of July 12, 2014. Active surveillance continues in Conakry, Guéckédou, Macenta, and Boffa Districts.

In Sierra Leone, WHO and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone reported a cumulative total of 386 suspect and confirmed cases of EHF as of July 12, 2014. Of these 386, 339 cases have been laboratory confirmed and 192 were fatal. Districts reporting clinical EVD patients include Kailahun, Kenema, Kambia, Port Loko, Western, and Bo. Reports, investigations, and testing of suspect cases continue across the country. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Kenema city and Kailahun.

As of July 12, 2014, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia and WHO reported 172 clinical cases of EVD, including 70 laboratory confirmations and 105 fatal cases. Cases since May have been reported from Lofa, Montserado, and Margibi Counties. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Monrovia.

CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak. Currently CDC has a 6 person team in Guinea, one staff person in Sierra Leone, and a team of 3 in Liberia 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, and WHO 15 July 2014.

July 14, 2014

Outbreak Update

As of July 8, 2014, the World Health Organization announced a cumulative total of 888 suspect and confirmed cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) and 539 deaths being reported from Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Of the 888, 664 cases have been laboratory confirmed.

In Guinea, 409 cases, with 309 fatal cases and 296 laboratory confirmations, were reported by the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea and WHO as of July 8, 2014. Active surveillance continues in Conakry, Guéckédou, Macenta, and Boffa.

In Sierra Leone, WHO and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone reported a cumulative total of 337 suspect and confirmed cases of EHF as of July 8, 2014. Of these 337, 298 cases have been laboratory confirmed and 142 were fatal. Districts reporting clinical EHF patients include Kailahun, Kenema, Kambia, Port Loko, Western, and Bo. Reports, investigations, and testing of suspect cases continue across the country. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Kenema city and Kailahun.

As of July 8, 2014, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia and WHO have reported 142 clinical cases of EHF, including 70 laboratory confirmations, and 88 fatal cases. Cases since May have been reported from Lofa, Montserado, and Margibi Counties. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Monrovia.

CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak. Currently CDC has a 6 person team in Guinea a one staff person in Sierra Leone 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, and WHO 10 July 2014.

July 8, 2014

Outbreak Update

As of July 6, 2014, the World Health Organization announced a cumulative total of 844 suspect and confirmed cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) and 518 deaths being reported from Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Of the 884, 626 cases have been laboratory confirmed.

In Guinea, 408 cases, with 307 fatal cases and 294 laboratory confirmations, were reported by the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea and WHO as of July 6, 2014. Active surveillance continues in Conakry, Guéckédou, Macenta, Télimélé, Dubreka, Boffa, and Kouroussa districts.

In Sierra Leone, WHO and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone reported a cumulative total of 305 suspect and confirmed cases of EHF as of July 6, 2014. Of these 305, 269 cases have been laboratory confirmed and 127 were fatal. Districts reporting clinical EHF patients include Kailahun, Kenema, Kambia, Port Loko, Western, and Bo. Reports and investigations of suspect cases continue across the country. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Kenema city and Kailahun.

As of July 6, 2014, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia and WHO have reported 131 clinical cases of EHF, including 63 laboratory confirmations, and 84 fatal cases. Cases since May have been reported from Lofa, Montserado, and more recently, Margibi Counties. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Monrovia.

CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak. Currently CDC has a 7 person team in Guinea 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, and WHO 7 July 2014.

July 7, 2014

Outbreak Update

As of July 2, 2014, the World Health Organization announced a cumulative total of 779 suspect and confirmed cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) and 481 deaths being reported from Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Of the 779, 557 cases have been laboratory confirmed.

In Guinea, 412 cases, with 305 fatal cases and 292 laboratory confirmations, were reported by the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea and WHO as of July 2, 2014. Active surveillance continues in Conakry, Guéckédou, Macenta, Télimélé, Dubreka, Boffa, and Kouroussa districts.

In Sierra Leone, WHO and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone reported a cumulative total of 252 suspect and confirmed cases of EHF as of July 2, 2014. Of these 252, 211 cases have been laboratory confirmed and 101 were fatal. Districts reporting clinical EHF patients include Kailahun, Kenema, Kambia, Port Loko, Western, and Bo. Reports and investigations of suspect cases continue across the country. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Kenema city and Kailahun. The Government of Sierra Leone, WHO, Canada, and CDC have sent experts to aid in the response and investigation.

As of July 2, 2014, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia and WHO have reported 115 clinical cases of EHF, including 54 laboratory confirmations, and 75 fatal cases. Cases since May have been reported from Lofa, Montserado, and more recently, Margibi Counties. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Monrovia.

CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak. Currently CDC has a 7 person team in Guinea 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, and WHO 3 July 2014.

July 2, 2014

Outbreak Update

As of June 30, 2014, the total number of confirmed and suspect Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) cases as stated by the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea and WHO was 413, including 303 fatal cases and 293 laboratory confirmed cases. Active surveillance continues in Conakry, Guéckédou, Macenta, Télimélé, Dubreka, Boffa, and Kouroussa districts.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone reported a cumulative total of 239 suspect and confirmed cases of EHF as of June 30, 2014. Of these 239, 199 cases have been laboratory confirmed and 99 were fatal. Districts reporting clinical EHF patients include Kailahun, Kenema, Kambia, Port Loko, Western, and for the first time, Bo. Reports and investigations of suspect cases continue across the country. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Kenema city and Kailahun. The Government of Sierra Leone, WHO, Canada, and CDC have sent experts to aid in the response and investigation.

As of June 30, 2014, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia and WHO have reported 107 overall clinical cases of EHF, including 52 laboratory confirmations, and 65 fatal cases. Cases have been reported from Lofa, Montserado, and more recently, Margibi Counties. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Monrovia.

CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak. Currently CDC has a 6 person team in Guinea and one staff member in Sierra Leone 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, and WHO 1 July 2014.

June 24, 2014

Outbreak Update

As of June 20, 2014, the total number of confirmed and suspect Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) cases as stated by the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea was 390, including 270 fatal cases and 260 laboratory confirmed cases. Active surveillance continues in Conakry, Guéckédou, Macenta, Télimélé, Dubreka, and Boffa districts.

The World Health Organization has stated that as of June 20, 2014, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone reported a cumulative total of 158 clinical cases of EHF (including 147 laboratory confirmations, 34 of these being fatal cases). Districts reporting clinical EHF patients include Kailahun, Kenema, Kambia, Port Loko, and Western. Reports and investigations of suspect cases continue across the country. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Kenema city. The Government of Sierra Leone, WHO, and CDC have sent experts to aid in the response and investigation.

As of June 22, 2014, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia had reported 51 overall clinical cases of EHF, including 34 laboratory confirmations, and 34 fatal cases. All cases reported in June have been from Lofa and Montserado districts. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Monrovia.

CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak. Currently CDC has a 4 person team in Guinea and a staff member in Sierra Leone 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, and WHO EPR 23 June 2014.

June 18, 2014

Outbreak Update

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea reported a total of 398 confirmed and suspect Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) cases, including 264 fatal cases and 254 laboratory confirmed cases as of June 16, 2014. Active surveillance continues in Conakry, Guéckédou, Macenta, Télimélé, Dubreka, and Boffa districts.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), on June 17, 2014, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone reported a cumulative total of 97 clinical cases of EHF (including 92 laboratory confirmations) and 49 fatal cases. Reports and investigations of suspect cases continue across the country. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Kenema city. Both Sierra Leone and WHO have sent experts to aid in the response and investigation.

As of June 16, 2014, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia had reported 33 overall clinical cases of EHF, including 18 laboratory confirmations, and 24 fatal cases, according to WHO. The 9 new cases and 5 new deaths reported between June 11 and 16, 2014 have been from Lofa and Montserado districts. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Monrovia.

CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak. Currently CDC has a 5 person team in Guinea 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, and WHO 17 June 2014.

June 11, 2014

Outbreak Update

On June 10, 2014, The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea reported 376 suspect and confirmed cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), including 241 fatal cases and 233 laboratory confirmed cases. New cases were reported in Gueckedou, Telimele, and Boffa districts and follow-up investigations continue in Conakry, Boke, and Dubreka districts in the west, and Macenta, and Kouroussa districts in the south (see map).

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone reported 117 suspect cases, 19 fatal cases, and 43 laboratory confirmed cases on June 9, 2014. Confirmed cases have been reported from the Kailahun district, near Gueckedou, Guinea, and for the first time in Kambia and Port Loko districts in northwest Sierra Leone.  Reports of and investigations of suspect cases continue in Kailahun, Kenema, Kono, Bo, Moyamba , Kambia, Koinadugu, Port Loko, Tonkolili, Bombali, and Western area districts. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Kenema city. Sierra Leone and WHO have sent experts to aid in the response and investigation.

On June 7, 2014, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia reported 1 laboratory confirmed EHF case and 1 new death in the Foya District of Liberia. This is the first reported case since April 6, 2014.

CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak.

Based on reports from the Ministry of Heath of Guinea, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone, and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia.

June 10, 2014

Outbreak Update

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea reported 372 suspect and confirmed cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever on June 8, 2014 (EHF). This includes 236 fatal cases and 219 laboratory confirmed cases. For the first time, the district Kouroussa reported 1 laboratory confirmed case. Reports of cases and follow-up investigations continue in the Conakry, Télimélé, Boffa, Boke, and Dubreka districts in the west, and the Guéckédou, Macenta, and now Kouroussa districts in the south (see map).

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone reported 8 new cases (2 confirmed) and one new death of EHF on June 6, 2014 bringing the total number of clinical EHF cases to 89. This includes 33 laboratory confirmed cases and 7 deaths. All confirmed cases have been reported from the Kailahun district, which neighbors the current EHF hotspot in Guekedou, Guinea. Investigations of suspect cases continue in Kailahun, Kenema, Koinadugu, Bo, Moyamba, Bombali, Western area urban, and Port Loko districts. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Kenema. Sierra Leone and WHO has sent experts to aid in the response and investigation.

On June 7, 2014, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia reported 1 laboratory confirmed EHF case and 1 new death in the Foya District of Liberia. This is the first reported case since April 6, 2014.

CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the 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, and WHO 7 June 2014.

June 5, 2014

Outbreak Update

As of June 3, 2014, Guinea's Ministry of Health was reporting 344 cumulative cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), including 215 deaths and 207 laboratory confirmed cases. Cases are currently being reported from the Conakry, Télimélé, Boffa, Boke, and Dubreka districts in the west, and the Guéckédou and Macenta districts in the south (see map).

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone reported on June 5, 2014 that 81 suspect cases are under investigation, 31 cases have been laboratory confirmed, and 7 deaths have been reported. Suspect cases are now being reported from eight districts including Kailahun, Kenema, Koinadugu, Bo, Moyamba, Bombali, Western area urban, and Port Loko. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Kenema. Sierra Leone and WHO has sent experts to aid in the response and investigation.

CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak.

Based on reports from the Ministry of Heath of Guinea and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone.

June 2, 2014

Outbreak Update

On May 30, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported the cumulative total of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) cases as reported by Guinea's Ministry of Health, to be 291, including 193 deaths and 172 laboratory confirmed cases. Cases are currently being reported from the Télimélé, Boffa, Boke, Dubreka, and Conakry districts in the west, and the Guékédou and Macenta districts in the south (see map).

In Sierra Leone, WHO stated on May 30, 2014 that 50 clinical cases of EHF have been reported, including 6 deaths and 14 laboratory confirmed cases. Suspect cases are now being reported from five districts including Kailahun, Kenema, Koinadugu, Bo, and Moyamba. Laboratory testing is being conducted in Kenema. Sierra Leone and WHO has sent experts to aid in the response and investigation.

The first suspect case since April 9th, 2014 was reported in the Foya District of Liberia on May 29, 2014. Investigations are ongoing to trace potential contacts for this case.

CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak.

Based the WHO update on 30 May 2014.

May 28, 2014

Outbreak Update

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on May 27, 2014, 14 new suspect cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) and 5 deaths occurring in western Guinea from May 23-27. For the first time, cases are being reported from Boffa, Boke, and Dubreka counties. Additional cases are still being reported in Télimélé, Guékédou, Macenta, and Conakry. The cumulative total of EHF cases as reported by Guinea’s Minisitry of Health, stands at 281 (163 laboratory confirmed) with 186 deaths.

In Sierra Leone, WHO states that 7 EHF cases have been laboratory confirmed with an additional 9 suspect cases and 5 community deaths under investigation. All suspect cases are reported to be from the Kailahun district of Sierra Leone which neighbors the current EHF hotspot in Guekedou, Guinea. Laboratory testing was conducted in Kenema, Sierra Leone and WHO has sent experts to aid in the response and investigation.

No cases have been reported in Liberia since April 9, 2014.

CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak.

Based the WHO update on 27 May, 2014.

May 27, 2014

Outbreak Update

On May 26, 2014, the World Health Organization announced that one case of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) had been laboratory confirmed in Sierra Leone; 4 additional community deaths are being investigated. All suspect cases are reported to be from the Kailahun district of Sierra Leone which neighbors the current EHF hotspot in Guekedou prefecture in Guinea and Lofa District in Liberia (see map).

Laboratory testing was conducted in Kenema, Sierra Leone and WHO has sent experts to aid in the response and investigation. CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak.

Based the WHO update on 26 May 2014.

May 23, 2014

Outbreak Update

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea’s reported a cumulative total of 258 suspect and confirmed cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), including 174 deaths as of May 21, 2014. Of these suspect cases, 146 have been laboratory confirmed positive cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF). The number of health care workers reported among the suspect and confirmed cases remains 24, including 17 deaths. Other districts with reports of suspect and confirmed cases are Guékédou, Macenta, Kissidougou, Dabola, Djingaraye, and for the first time, Télimélé.

As of May 18, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) of Liberia has reported no change to the 12 suspect and confirmed EHF cases (9 deaths). Samples from Mali and Sierra Leone have, thus far, been negative for Ebola virus though investigations and monitoring of reports of suspect cases is ongoing.

Médecins sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors without Borders) is helping the Ministry of Health of Guinea in establishing treatment centers in the epicenter of the outbreak. In Liberia, several international organizations including the International Red Cross (IRC), Pentecostal Mission Unlimited (PMU)-Liberia, and Samaritan’s Purse (SP) Liberia are aiding the MOHSW of Liberia by supporting awareness campaigns and providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. The Institute Pasteur in Lyon, France, the Institut Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal, the European Consortium mobile laboratory, and the Metabiota supported laboratory in Kenema (Sierra Leone) and Monrovia (Liberia), and CDC Atlanta are some of the laboratories collaborating to test samples. CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak. Currently CDC has a 2 person team in Guinea assisting the respective MOHs and the WHO-led international response to this Ebola outbreak.

Based on reports by the MoH of Guinea, the MOHSW of Liberia, and WHO update on 18 May 2014.

May 14, 2014

Outbreak Update

On May 10, 2014, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea’s reported 233 suspect and confirmed cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), including 157 deaths. Of these suspect cases, 129 have been laboratory confirmed positive cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF). Districts reporting suspect and confirmed cases included Guekedou, Macenta, Kissidougou, Dabola, Djingaraye, and Conakry, the capital.

WHO reports that the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) of Liberia announced the cumulative total of suspect and confirmed cases of EHF is 12 on May 10, 2014. Samples from Mali and Sierra Leone have, thus far, been negative for Ebola virus though investigations and monitoring of reports of suspect cases is ongoing.

Médecins sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors without Borders) is helping the Ministry of Health of Guinea in establishing Ebola treatment centers in both Conakry and Gueckedou. In Liberia, several international organizations including the International Red Cross (IRC), Pentecostal Mission Unlimited (PMU) - Liberia, and Samaritan’s Purse (SP), Liberia, are aiding the MOHSW of Liberia by supporting awareness campaigns and providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. The Institute Pasteur in Lyon, France, the Institut Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal, the European Consortium mobile laboratory, and the Metabiota supported laboratory in Kenema (Sierra Leone) and Monrovia (Liberia), and CDC Atlanta are collaborating in sample testing.

CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak. Currently CDC has a 3 person team in Guinea assisting MOH and the WHO-led international response to this Ebola outbreak.

Based on reports by the MoH of Guinea and WHO update May 13, 2014.

May 5, 2014

Outbreak Update

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea’s reported on May 3, 2014, a cumulative total of 231 suspect and confirmed cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), including 155 deaths. Of these suspect cases, 127 have been laboratory confirmed positive cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF). The number of health care workers reported among the suspect and confirmed cases is 24, including 16 deaths. Other districts with reports of suspect and confirmed cases remain Guekedou, Macenta, Kissidougou, Dabola, and Djingaraye.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) of Liberia reported no change to the 13 suspect and confirmed EHF cases (11 deaths) in Liberia as of May 2, 2014. Six (6) samples have tested positive for Ebola virus. Samples from Mali and Sierra Leone have, thus far, been negative for Ebola virus though investigations and monitoring of reports of suspect cases is ongoing.

Médecins sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors without Borders) is helping the Ministry of Health of Guinea in establishing Ebola treatment centers in the epicenter of the outbreak. In Liberia, several international organizations including the International Red Cross (IRC), Pentecostal Mission Unlimited (PMU)-Liberia, and Samaritan’s Purse (SP) Liberia are aiding the MOHSW of Liberia by supporting awareness campaigns and providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. The Institute Pasteur in Lyon, France, the Institut Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal, the European Consortium mobile laboratory, and the Metabiota supported laboratory in Kenema (Sierra Leone) and Monrovia (Liberia), and CDC Atlanta are some of the laboratories collaborating to test samples. CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak. Currently CDC has a 7 person team in Guinea and a 2 person team in Liberia assisting the respective MOHs and the WHO-led international response to this Ebola outbreak.

Based on reports by the MoH of Guinea, the MOHSW of Liberia, and WHO update 2 May 2014.

April 30, 2014

Outbreak Update

On April 29, 2014, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea’s reported 221 suspect and confirmed cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), including 146 deaths. Of these suspect cases, 126 have been laboratory confirmed positive cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF). The number of health care workers reported among the suspect and confirmed cases remains at 25, including 16 deaths. Other districts reporting suspect and confirmed cases remain Guekedou, Macenta, Kissidougou, Dabola, and Djingaraye.

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) of Liberia, together with CDC and WHO, reviewed suspect and confirmed EHF case definitions for Liberia. As of April 30, 2014, the newly revised number of suspect and confirmed cases of EHF in Liberia is 13. Six (6) samples have tested positive for Ebola virus. Samples from Mali and Sierra Leone have, thus far, been negative for Ebola virus though investigations and monitoring of reports of suspect cases is ongoing.

Médecins sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors without Borders) is helping the Ministry of Health of Guinea in establishing Ebola treatment centers in the epicenter of the outbreak. In Liberia, several international organizations including the International Red Cross (IRC), Pentecostal Mission Unlimited (PMU)-Liberia, and Samaritan’s Purse (SP) Liberia are aiding the MOHSW of Liberia by supporting awareness campaigns and providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. The Institute Pasteur in Lyon, France, the Institut Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal, the European Consortium mobile laboratory, and the Metabiota supported laboratory in Kenema (Sierra Leone) and Monrovia (Liberia), and CDC Atlanta are some of the laboratories collaborating to test samples. CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak. Currently CDC has a 6 person team in Guinea and a 2 person team in Liberia assisting the respective MOHs and the WHO-led international response to this Ebola outbreak.

Based on reports by the MoH of Guinea and WHO update 25 April 2014.

April 23, 2014

Outbreak Update

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea’s reported 208 suspect and confirmed cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), including 136 deaths, on April 20, 2014 according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Of these suspect cases, 112 have been laboratory confirmed positive cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF). One additional health care worker has been reported among the suspect and confirmed cases bringing the total to 25, including 16 deaths. Other districts reporting suspect and confirmed cases remain Guekedou, Macenta, Kissidougou, Dabola, and Djingaraye.

WHO reports that the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) of Liberia announced the cumulative total of suspect and confirmed cases of EHF is 34, including 11 deaths, on April 21, 2014. Six (6) samples have tested positive for Ebola virus. Samples from Mali and Sierra Leone have, thus far, been negative for Ebola virus though investigations and monitoring of reports of suspect cases is ongoing.

Médecins sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors without Borders) is helping the Ministry of Health of Guinea in establishing Ebola treatment centers in the epicenter of the outbreak. In Liberia, several international organizations including the International Red Cross (IRC), Pentecostal Mission Unlimited (PMU)-Liberia, and Samaritan’s Purse (SP) Liberia are aiding the MOHSW of Liberia by supporting awareness campaigns and providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. The Institute Pasteur in Lyon, France, the Institut Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal, the European Consortium mobile laboratory, and the Metabiota supported laboratory in Kenema (Sierra Leone) and Monrovia (Liberia), and CDC Atlanta are some of the laboratories collaborating to test samples. CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak. Currently CDC has a 7 person team in Guinea and a 3 person team in Liberia assisting the respective MOHs and the WHO-led international response to this Ebola outbreak.

Based on WHO update 22 April 2014.

April 21, 2014

Outbreak Update

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea reported on April 17, 2014, 203 suspect and confirmed cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), including 129 deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Of these suspect cases, 109 have been laboratory confirmed positive cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF). The number of health care workers who have been reported among the suspect and confirmed cases is 24, including 15 deaths. Other districts reporting suspect and confirmed cases remain Guekedou, Macenta, Kissidougou, Dabola, and Djingaraye.

According to WHO, no update from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) of Liberia was reported as of April 17, 2014. The cumulative total of suspect and confirmed cases of EHF remains 27, with 13 deaths, as reported by UNICEF on April 16, 2014. Six (6) samples have tested positive for Ebola virus. Samples from Mali and Sierra Leone have, thus far, been negative for Ebola virus though investigations and monitoring on reports of suspect cases is ongoing.

Médecins sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors without Borders) is helping the Ministry of Health of Guinea in establishing Ebola treatment centers in the epicenter of the outbreak. In Liberia, several international organizations including the International Red Cross (IRC), Pentecostal Mission Unlimited (PMU)-Liberia, and Samaritan’s Purse (SP) Liberia are aiding the MOHSW of Liberia by supporting awareness campaigns and providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. The Institute Pasteur in Lyon, France, the Institut Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal, the European Consortium mobile laboratory, and the Metabiota supported laboratory in Kenema (Sierra Leone) and Monrovia (Liberia), and CDC Atlanta are some of the laboratories collaborating to test samples. CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak. Currently CDC has an 10 person team in Guinea and a 3 person team in Liberia assisting the respective MOHs and the WHO-led international response to this Ebola outbreak.

Based on UNICEF [PDF - 145 KB] and WHO update 19 April 2014.

April 17, 2014

Outbreak Update

On April 16, 2014, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea reported 197 probable and suspect cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), including 122 deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Of these suspect cases, 101 have been laboratory confirmed positive cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF). 24 health care workers have been reported among the suspect and confirmed cases, including 13 deaths. Other districts reporting suspect and confirmed cases remain Guekedou, Macenta, Kissidougou, Dabola, and Djingaraye.

According to WHO and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) of Liberia, the cumulative total of probable and suspect cases of EHF is 27, with 13 deaths as of April 16, 2014. Samples from Mali and Sierra Leone have, thus far, been negative for Ebola virus though investigations and monitoring on reports of suspect cases is ongoing.

Médecins sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors without Borders) is helping the Ministry of Health of Guinea in establishing Ebola treatment centers in the epicenter of the outbreak. In Liberia, several international organizations including the International Red Cross (IRC), Pentecostal Mission Unlimited (PMU)-Liberia, and Samaritan’s Purse (SP) Liberia are aiding the MOHSW of Liberia by supporting awareness campaigns and providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. The Institute Pasteur in Lyon, France, the Institut Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal, the European Consortium mobile laboratory, and the Metabiota/Tulane University laboratory in Kenema, Sierra Leone, and CDC Atlanta are some of the laboratories collaborating to test samples. CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak. Currently CDC has and a 6 person team in Guinea and a 3 person team in Liberia assisting the respective MOHs and the WHO-led international response to this Ebola outbreak.

Based on UNICEF [PDF - 145 KB] and WHO update 16 April 2014.

April 10, 2014

Outbreak Update

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea reported 157 probable and suspect cases, including 101 deaths on April 10, 2014. Of these suspect cases, 66 have been laboratory confirmed positive cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF). One additional health care worker with clinical symptoms has been reported since April 7, increasing the total to 15 health care workers. All cases reported in Conakry (20) have been laboratory confirmed. Other districts with confirmed and suspected cases remain Guekedou, Macenta, Kissidougou, Dabola, and Djingaraye.

UNICEF of Liberia reported on April 9, 2014, 22 probable and suspect cases of EHF, including 14 deaths and 5 laboratory-confirmed cases. Four of these confirmed cases were reported from Lofa County and 1 from Margibi County according to WHO. Other Counties in Liberia under further investigation now include Bong, Nimba, Montserrado, and for the first time, Grand Cape Mount County. Additional reports of suspect cases in Sierra Leone and Mali are under investigation.

Médecins sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors without Borders) is helping the Ministry of Health of Guinea in establishing Ebola treatment centers in the epicenter of the outbreak. In Liberia, several international organizations including the International Red Cross (IRC), Pentecostal Mission Unlimited (PMU)-Liberia, and Samaritan’s Purse (SP) Liberia are aiding the Ministry of Health of Liberia by supporting awareness campaigns and providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. The Institute Pasteur in Lyon, France, the Institut Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal, the European Consortium mobile laboratory, and the Metabiota/Tulane University laboratory in Kenema, Sierra Leone, and CDC Atlanta are some of the laboratories collaborating to test samples. To date, 71 cases from Guinea and Liberia have been laboratory confirmed by PCR for Ebola virus. CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak.  Currently CDC has  and a 5 person team in Guinea and a 2 person team in Liberia assisting the respective MOHs and the WHO-led international response to this Ebola outbreak.

Based on Guinea’s MoH, Liberia’s MoHSW, UNICEF [PDF - 150 KB], and the WHO update 10 April 2014

April 7, 2014

Outbreak Update

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea reported on April 5, 2014, a total of 151 probable and suspect cases, including 95 deaths (case fatality ratio: 63%). Of these suspect cases, 52 have been laboratory confirmed positive cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), including 14 health care workers. 20 suspect cases have been reported in Conakry, the capitol; 16 of these have been laboratory confirmed.

According to the World Health Organization and Liberia’s Ministry of Health, 18 suspect cases of EHF have been reported, including 7 deaths (case fatality ratio: 31%) and 4 laboratory-confirmed cases. Counties in Liberia under further investigation now include Lofa, Bong, Nimba, Margibi, and Montserrado. Additional reports of suspect cases in Sierra Leone and Mali are under investigation.

Médecins sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors without Borders) is helping the Ministry of Health of Guinea in establishing Ebola treatment centers in the epicenter of the outbreak. In Liberia, several international organizations including the International Red Cross (IRC), Pentecostal Mission Unlimited (PMU)-Liberia, and Samaritan’s Purse (SP) Liberia are aiding the Ministry of Health of Liberia by supporting awareness campaigns and providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. The Institute Pasteur in Lyon, France, the Institut Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal, the European Consortium mobile laboratory, and the Metabiota/Tulane University laboratory in Kenema, Sierra Leone, and CDC Atlanta are some of the laboratories collaborating to test samples. To date, 56 cases from Guinea and Liberia have been laboratory confirmed by PCR for Ebola virus. CDC is in regular communication with its international partners, WHO, and MSF regarding the outbreak and a 5 person CDC team is currently in Guinea assisting the Guinea MOH and the WHO-led international response to this Ebola outbreak.

Based on Guinea’s MoH Epidemiological Bulletin, Liberia’s MoH, and the WHO update 5 April 2014.

April 2, 2014

Outbreak Update

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea reported an increased total of 127 probable and suspect cases, including 83 deaths (case fatality ratio: 65%), as of April 1, 2014. Of these suspect cases, 35 have been laboratory confirmed positive cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), including 14 health care workers and 11 cases in Conakry, the capitol. Liberia has reported 8 suspect cases, which include 5 deaths and 2 laboratory-confirmed cases of EHF from persons with recent travel history to Guinea. Additional reports of suspect cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone are under investigation.

Médecins sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors without Borders) is helping the Ministry of Health of Guinea in establishing Ebola treatment centers in the epicenter of the outbreak. In Liberia, several international organizations including the International Red Cross (IRC), Pentecostal Mission Unlimited (PMU)-Liberia, and Samaritan’s Purse (SP) Liberia are aiding the Ministry of Health of Liberia by supporting awareness campaigns and providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. The Institut Pasteur in Lyon, France, and the Institut Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal are a few of the laboratories collaborating to test samples. To date, 37 cases from Guinea and Liberia have been laboratory confirmed by PCR for Ebola virus. CDC is in regular communication with its international partners WHO and MSF regarding the outbreak, and has sent a 5 person team to Guinea to assist Guinea MOH and WHO led international response to the Ebola outbreak.

Based on WHO update, 2 April 2014

April 1, 2014

Outbreak Update

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea is reporting 122 probable and suspect cases, including 80 deaths (case fatality ratio: 65.6%), as of March 31, 2014. Of these suspect cases, 24 have been laboratory confirmed positive cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF). For the first time, a suspect case of EHF has been reported from the Djingaraye district in Guinea. Liberia has reported 8 suspect cases with include 2 deaths and 2 laboratory-confirmed cases of EHF from persons with recent travel history to Guinea. Additional reports of suspect cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone are under investigation.

Médecins sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors without Borders) is helping the Ministry of Health of Guinea in establishing Ebola treatment centers in the epicenter of the outbreak. In Liberia, several international organizations including the International Red Cross (IRC), Pentecostal Mission Unlimited (PMU)-Liberia, and Samaritan’s Purse (SP) Liberia are aiding the Ministry of Health of Liberia by supporting awareness campaigns and providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. The Institut Pasteur in Lyon, France, and the Institut Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal are a few of the laboratories collaborating to test samples. To date, 26 cases from Guinea and Liberia have been laboratory confirmed by PCR for Ebola virus. CDC is in regular communication with its international partners WHO and MSF regarding the outbreak, and has sent a 5 person team to Guinea to assist Guinea MOH and WHO led international response to the Ebola outbreak.

Based on WHO update, 1 April 2014

March 31, 2014

Outbreak Update

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea increased the number of suspected and confirmed cases to 112, as of March 30, 2014. This includes 70 deaths (case fatality ratio: 62.5%) and 24 laboratory confirmed cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF).  Eleven confirmed cases and 4 new suspected cases have been reported in the capital of Conakry. For the first time, a suspected case has been reported from the Dabola district in Guinea and laboratory tests have confirmed 2 positive cases of EHF in Liberia from persons with recent travel history to Guinea. Additional reports of suspect cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone are under investigation.

Médecins sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors without Borders) is helping the Ministry of Health of Guinea in establishing Ebola treatment centers in the epicenter of the outbreak. In Liberia, several international organizations including the International Red Cross (IRC), Pentecostal Mission Unlimited (PMU)-Liberia, and Samaritan’s Purse (SP) Liberia are aiding the Ministry of Health of Liberia by supporting awareness campaigns and providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. The Institut Pasteur in Lyon, France, and the Institut Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal are a few of the laboratories collaborating to test samples. To date, 26 cases from Guinea and Liberia have been laboratory confirmed by PCR for Ebola virus. CDC is in regular communication with its international partners WHO and MSF regarding the outbreak.  CDC has sent a 5 person team to Guinea to assist Guinea MOH and WHO led international response to the Ebola outbreak.

Based on Based on WHO update, March 30, 2014 – Guinea and March 30, 2014 - Liberia

March 27, 2014

Outbreak Update

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea has reported 4 laboratory confirmed cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) in the capital of Conakry, with a fifth suspected case without laboratory confirmation. Suspected and confirmed cases of EHF have also been reported in three southeastern districts of Guinea: Guekedou, Macenta, and Kissidougou. As of March 27, 2014 a total of 103 suspected cases, including 66 deaths (case fatality ratio: 64%), have been reported in Guinea. Reports of suspected cases in neighboring countries are being investigated: Liberia reported to the WHO 8 suspected cases, including 6 deaths, in individuals with recent travel history to Guinea. Sierra Leone has reported 6 suspected cases, including 5 deaths. Médecins sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors without Borders) is helping the Ministry of Health of Guinea in establishing Ebola treatment centers in the epicenter of the outbreak. The Institut Pasteur in Lyon, France, the Institut Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal and the Bernhard-Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine in Hamburg, Germany are a few of the laboratories collaborating to test samples. To date, 15 cases have been laboratory confirmed by PCR for Ebola virus. CDC is in regular communication with its international partners WHO and MSF regarding the outbreak, to identify areas where CDC subject matter experts can contribute to the response.

Based on WHO update, March 27, 2014.

March 26, 2014

Outbreak Update

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea has reported an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in three southeastern districts: Guekedou, Macenta, and Kissidougou. Reports of suspected cases in the neighboring countries of Liberia and Sierra Leone are being investigated. In Guinea, a total of 86 suspected cases, including 60 deaths (case fatality ratio: 69.7%), had been reported as of March 25, 2014. Laboratory results from the Pasteur Institute in Lyon, France confirm Zaire ebolavirus as the causative agent. Médecins sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors without Borders) is helping the Ministry of Health of Guinea in establishing Ebola treatment centers in the epicenter of the outbreak. CDC is in regular communication with its international partners WHO and MSF regarding the outbreak, to identify areas where CDC subject matter experts can contribute to the response.

Initial Announcement: March 25, 2014

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea has reported an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in four southeastern districts: Guekedou, Macenta, Nzerekore and Kissidougou. Reports of suspected cases in the neighboring countries of Liberia and Sierra Leone are being investigated. In Guinea, a total of 86 suspected cases, including 59 deaths (case fatality ratio: 68.5%), had been reported as of March 24, 2014. Preliminary results from the Pasteur Institute in Lyon, France suggest Zaire ebolavirus as the causative agent. Médecins sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors without Borders) is helping the Ministry of Health of Guinea in establishing Ebola treatment centers in the epicenter of the outbreak. CDC is in regular communication with its international partners WHO and MSF regarding the outbreak, to identify areas where CDC subject matter experts can contribute to the response.

 
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