History of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreaks

Ebola virus was first described in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since then, the virus has emerged periodically and infected people in several African countries. Each of the known cases and outbreaks of EVD is described below by year or country where the case was discovered or imported.

Cases and Outbreaks of EVD by Year

Cases and Outbreaks of EVD by Country