Posted by: africanpressorganization | 4 September 2014

Ebola virus disease outbreak – West Africa


 

Ebola virus disease outbreak – West Africa

 

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Disease outbreak news

4 September 2014

Epidemiology and surveillance

WHO has committed to provide regular situation reports that include detailed epidemiological information and analysis, as well as regular monitoring of the national and international response to the outbreak against the Ebola response roadmap.

Recognizing the demand for updated numbers from this outbreak, the following information is being released in advance of the second update of this situation report.

As of 31 August 2014, 3685 (probable, confirmed and suspected) cases and 1841 deaths have been reported in the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease by the Ministries of Health of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

In Nigeria, there have been 21 cases and 7 deaths.

In Senegal, one case has been confirmed and there have been no Ebola deaths or further suspected cases.

Data reported in the Disease Outbreak News are based on official information reported by Ministries of Health. These numbers are subject to change due to ongoing reclassification, retrospective investigation and availability of laboratory results.

Widespread and intense transmission as at 31 August 2014

 

Country    Case definition    Total    Total (deaths)     Case fatality rate (%)

Guinea    Confirmed    579    343    59

    Probable    150    149    99

    Suspected    42    2    5

    All    771    494    64

Liberia    Confirmed    403    271    67

    Probable    815    373    46

    Suspected    480    227    47

    All    1698    871    51

Sierra Leone    Confirmed    1107    430    39

    Probable    37    34    92

    Suspected    72    12    17

    All    1216    476    39

All    All    3685    1841    50

                   

                   

Initial case(s) and localized transmission as at 31 August 2014

 

Country    Case definition    Total    Total deaths    Case fatality rate (%)

Nigeria    Confirmed    16    6    37.5

    Probable    1    1    100

    Suspected    4    0    0

    All    21    7    33.3

Senegal    Confirmed    1    0    0

    Probable    0    0    0

    Suspected    0    0    0

    All    1    0    0

All    All    22    7    31.8

Note: A separate outbreak of Ebola virus disease, which is not related to the outbreak in west Africa, was laboratory-confirmed on 26 August by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Information on this outbreak is provided in separate editions of the Disease Outbreak News

 

SOURCE 

World Health Organization (WHO)


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