Years of Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks

40 Years of Ebola Virus Disease around the World

Ebola virus was first described in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Since then, the virus has emerged periodically and infected people in several African countries. Each of the known cases and outbreaks of Ebola Virus Disease are 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