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26 Nov 2014 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 220/2014
23 November 2014 [Abuja-Nigeria]

Health workers from six ECOWAS Member States are to undergo training in Accra ahead of their deployment in the three countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak in the region.

26 Nov 2014 description
report UN News Service

25 November 2014 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today that while Ebola response targets for December 1 in West Africa may be reached in many places, they may not be met in some areas, and confirmed two new cases in Mali amid ramped up efforts to reduce the likelihood that additional cases will be imported from neighbouring Guinea.

25 Nov 2014 description

A total of 15,351 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in six affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria, Senegal) up to the end of 18 November 2014. There have been 5,459 reported deaths.

25 Nov 2014 description

Ebola situation assessment
25 November 2014

Mali’s Ministry of Health has confirmed an additional 2 new cases of Ebola virus disease. The first, confirmed on 22 November, occurred in the 23-year-old fiancée of the 25-year-old nurse who attended the Grand Imam from Guinea (the index case in this outbreak) and died of Ebola on 11 November.

The young woman developed symptoms on 19 November and, on 20 November, was hospitalized in isolation at Bamako’s Ebola treatment centre, a new facility which opened last week.

25 Nov 2014 description

Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.

Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.

25 Nov 2014 description

For more information on the Ebola crisis in West Africa, visit the ACAPS Ebola Needs Analysis Project page.

Regional Outbreak

  • Reported Cases: The total cumulative number of reported cases across the region had reached 15,319, including 5,444 deaths (Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone each reported over 17–18 November) (WHO, 21/11/2014).

25 Nov 2014 description

Évaluation de la situation – 21 novembre 2014

À la date du 21 novembre, le Mali a notifié officiellement un total cumulé de 6 cas mortels de maladie à virus Ebola. Sur les six cas, cinq ont été confirmés en laboratoire et un demeure probable car aucun échantillon n’était disponible pour analyse.

Ces chiffres comprennent la petite fille de 2 ans ayant à l’origine importé le virus au Mali et décédée de la maladie le 24 octobre.

24 Nov 2014 description

Stolen Ebola blood 'lost for good' says Guinea

Conakry, Guinée | AFP | Monday 11/24/2014 - 19:32 GMT | 364 words

Guinea said on Monday a cooler carrying a stolen blood sample infected with the deadly Ebola virus, stolen en route to a test centre, was unlikely ever to be found.

A gang of robbers held up a taxi last week near the town of Kissidougou which was transporting the sample from central Kankan prefecture to southern Gueckedou, around 265 kilometres (165 miles) away.

24 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· The UN system and partners in the fight against Ebola are paying a special tribute to the memory of Marcel Rudasingwa, who passed away suddenly on 17 November 2014 in Conakry.

· Since last week, 127 new cases of Ebola have been reported, bringing the total cases in Guinea to 2,055 (1,729 confirmed; 210 probable and 64 suspected cases).

24 Nov 2014 description

I. Points saillants

  • Mission de la logistique nationale de coordination, de l’UNMEER, et de la FICR à Kissidougou et Nzérékoré pour évaluer l’état d’avancement des travaux de construction des bases logistiques de Kissidougou et de Nzérékoré et visiter le chantier de construction du CTE de Nzérékoré

  • L’’équipe de la riposte de Siguiri menacée de mort à Kourémalé avec refus catégorique de l’enterrement sécurisé d’un décès communautaire

24 Nov 2014 description

AUTHORS

David Fisman

Ashleigh Tuite

ABSTRACT

Background: The 2014 West African Ebola outbreak has evolved into an epidemic of historical proportions and catastrophic scope. Prior outbreaks have been contained through the use of personal protective equipment, but such an approach has not been rapidly effective in the current epidemic. Several candidate vaccines have been developed against the Ebola virus, and are undergoing initial clinical trials.

24 Nov 2014 description
report ECOWAS

Des agents de santé provenant de six pays de la sous-région subiront à partir de ce lundi 24 novembre 2014 à Accra une session de formation de cinq jours à l’issue de laquelle ils iront intégrer les équipes des ministères de la Santé dans les trois pays les plus touchés par la maladie à virus Ebola, à savoir la Guinée, le Liberia et la Sierra Leone.

24 Nov 2014 description

MANILA, 24 NOVEMBER 2014 - While the risk of a travel-related case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Western Pacific Region is not high, the consequences could be significant. To assess Member State preparedness for a potential EVD outbreak, the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific conducted a country preparedness survey and facilitated a simulation exercise in October 2014.

24 Nov 2014 description

(Geneva, 24 November 2014) – The Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS) is launching a new project to better analyse the humanitarian impact of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The Ebola Needs Analysis Project, or ENAP, will provide a comprehensive and independent picture of the outbreak’s impact on affected populations.

23 Nov 2014 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 23 novembre 2014 (IRIN) - L’épidémie d’Ebola qui sévit en Afrique de l’Ouest serait apparue dans le sud de la Guinée il y a près d’un an, mais il a fallu attendre mars 2014 pour qu’elle soit confirmée par l’Institut Pasteur. Le bilan était alors de 60 victimes, et le virus était suspecté d’avoir outrepassé les frontières du Liberia et d’avoir gagné la Sierra Leone.