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Outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

 

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Liberia at a Glance

Sierra Leone at a Glance

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July 28, 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 1201 suspect and confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and 672 deaths, as of July 23, 2014. Of the 1201 clinical cases, 814 cases have been laboratory confirmed for Ebola virus infection.

In Guinea, 427 cases, including 319 fatal cases and 311 laboratory confirmations of EVD, were reported by the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea and WHO as of July 23, 2014. Active surveillance continues in Conakry, Guéckédou, Boffa, Dubreka, Fria, and Siguiri Districts.

In Sierra Leone, WHO and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone reported a cumulative total of 525 suspect and confirmed cases of EVD as of July 23, 2014. Of these 525, 419 cases have been laboratory confirmed and 224 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.

As of July 23, 2014, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia and WHO reported 249 clinical cases of EVD, including 84 laboratory confirmations and 129 fatal cases. Cases since May have been reported from Lofa, Montserado, Margibi, 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 Guinea, Liberia, and a team is expected in Sierra Leone soon. All teams are 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   27 July 2014.

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