2014-2016 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
- June 22, 2016: CDC's Ongoing Work to Contain Ebola in West Africa [PDF - 1 page]
- April 13, 2016: Updated Case Counts (From WHO Situation Reports)
- March 17, 2016: FAQs: Screening for Ebola Virus Disease
- March 17, 2016: Management of Survivors of Ebola Virus Disease
- March 17, 2016: Messages for the Care of Survivors of Ebola
- January 28, 2016: Guidance for Developing a Plan for Interfacility Transport of Persons Under Investigation or Confirmed Patients with Ebola Virus Disease in the United States
Since March 2014, West Africa has experienced the largest outbreak of Ebola in history, with multiple countries affected.
In response to the outbreak, CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center to coordinate technical assistance and control activities with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization, and other domestic and international partners. CDC also deployed teams of public health experts to West Africa. Widespread transmission of Ebola in West Africa has been controlled, although additional cases may continue to occur sporadically. However, because of ongoing surveillance and strengthened response capacities, the affected countries now have the experience and tools to rapidly identify any additional cases and to limit transmission.
March 31, 2016
- On March 29, 2016, WHO terminated the Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
- According to WHO’s March 30 Situation Report, a cluster of 2 confirmed and 3 probable cases of Ebola was reported on March 17 in Guinea. Three more confirmed cases were reported on March 21, 26, and 28, respectively. Viral sequencing data indicate that virus present in one of the confirmed cases is closely related to virus that circulated in southeastern Guinea in November 2014.
Previous Outbreak Updates
March 29, 2016
March 24, 2016
- On March 16, Guinean health authorities alerted WHO and partners to 3 probable deaths from Ebola and 2 suspected cases of Ebola, all from the same family. The following day, the 2 suspected cases tested positive for Ebola. A high-risk contact has also died and since tested positive for Ebola.
March 17, 2016
- On March 17, 2016, Sierra Leone marked the end of its recent flare-up of Ebola, after 42 days had passed since the last person confirmed to have Ebola tested negative for a second time.
As of April 13, 2016
(Updated April 13, 2016)
Total Cases (Suspected, Probable, and Confirmed): 28,652
Laboratory-Confirmed Cases: 15,261
Total Deaths: 11,325
*Case counts updated in conjunction with the World Health Organization updates and are based on information reported by the Ministries of Health.
- Page last reviewed: October 21, 2016
- Page last updated: June 22, 2016
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