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. Prior known cases and outbreaks of EVD are described below by year or country where they were discovered or imported. Information is also available on current and recent outbreaks, including those that are still ongoing.

Cases and Outbreaks of EVD by Year

Cases and Outbreaks of EVD by Country