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Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update 25 July 2014

Epidemiology and surveillance

The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to monitor the evolution of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. The Ebola epidemic trend remains precarious, with community and health-facility transmissions of infection still taking place.

Between 21 – 23 July 2014, 96 new cases and 7 deaths were reported from Liberia and Sierra Leone. In Guinea, 12 new cases and 5 deaths were reported during the same period. These include suspect, probable, and laboratory-confirmed cases.

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Nigeria + 3 others
US monitoring Ebola outbeak, aiding bid to stop spread

07/26/2014 12:13 GMT

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2014 (AFP) - US officials are closely monitoring the outbreak of deadly Ebola virus which has now reached Nigeria, and is working with governments and aid groups to try to stop the spread.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with those fighting the virus," Will Stevens, spokesman for the State Department's Africa bureau, told AFP.

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Sub-regional Ebola Coordination Centre officially opened by the Prime Minister of Guinea in the presence of the WHO Regional Director for Africa

Conakry, 24 July 2014 – The Prime Minister of the Republic of Guinea, Mr. Mohamed Said Fofana today, launched the activities of the Sub-regional Ebola Outbreak Coordination Centre in Conakry. The WHO Regional Director, Dr Luis G. Sambo was present at the official ceremony, as were several members of the Government, the diplomatic corps and all technical and financial partners.

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CAFOD responds to ebola outbreak in west Africa

Hundreds of people have died from the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. CAFOD’s partners are on the ground, helping communities to protect themselves.

An outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease has hit communities in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. To date, the World Health Organisation estimates that 786 people have been infected, and 442 people have died, making it the largest outbreak ever known.

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West Africa Ebola death toll reaches 660: WHO

07/25/2014 12:17 GMT

GENEVA, July 25, 2014 (AFP) - The death toll in West Africa's Ebola outbreak has risen to 660, with the number of cases surpassing 1,000, the World Health Organization said Friday.

WHO spokesman Paul Garwood said that the extent of what is the deadliest outbreak of Ebola on record was still emerging.

"This is a trend, an overall picture. It's hard to get an exact picture on the scale of the situation at the moment," he told reporters.

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Guinea + 12 others
West Africa Seasonal Monitor - July 22, 2014

Above-average and well distributed rainfall in Bi-modal and Guinean-Sudanian zones

Key Messages

  • June rainfall was mostly above average and well distributed in time in the Bi-modal and the Guinean-Sudanian Zones, ensuring good maturation of first season crops.

  • Delays in pasture regeneration is to be expected in northern Senegal and southwestern Mauritania, as well as the Lake Chad region due to a combination of significant rainfall deficits recorded in June and unfavorable medium term forecast.

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Operational Update: The Ebola outbreak in West Africa

As the Ebola outbreak continues to spread, with 1,093 cases and 660 deaths now reported across west Africa, MSF is stepping up its response in the most affected areas. While the number of cases in Guinea has declined significantly, in neighbouring Sierra Leone and Liberia, more and more people are being infected with the virus. With resources already stretched, health authorities and international organisations are struggling to bring the outbreak under control.

SIERRA LEONE

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Ebola Crisis Update: CRS Responding in Three Countries

July 23, 2014 by Jim Stipe

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is responding to the spread of Ebola in West Africa, considered the largest outbreak of the deadly virus in history. As of July 2014, there have been more than 1,000 people infected, including 632 who have died in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

CRS has launched campaigns in all three countries to raise awareness of how Ebola is spread, what can be done to prevent transmission and treatment options that improve the chances of survival.

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Switzerland commits a further CHF 500,000 to fight Ebola epidemic in West Africa

Bern, 23.07.2014 - The SDC is allocating CHF 500,000 to support Médecins Sans Frontières-Switzerland (MSF-Suisse) in its work to combat the Ebola virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. This further contribution to MSF-Suisse is in addition to the annual amount the SDC gives to it and also to the World Health Organisation (WHO), which is coordinating the international response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

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Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update 23 July 2014

Epidemiology and surveillance

The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to monitor the evolution of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea.

Between 18 – 20 July 2014, 45 new cases and 28 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. These include suspect, probable, and laboratory-confirmed cases.

The respective Ministries of Health continue to work with WHO and its partners to implement outbreak containment measures.

Health sector response

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Guinea + 2 others
Maladie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest – mise à jour 19 juillet 2014

Bulletin d’information sur les flambées épidémiques 19 juillet 2014

Épidémiologie et surveillance

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Liberia + 2 others
Hong Kong Red Cross second round delegates work in response to Ebola Virus Outbreak in West Africa

First local Clinical Psychologist helps support the affected

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Sudan + 13 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook July 24 – July 30, 2014

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  • A large area of enhanced rainfall may trigger localized flooding across parts of eastern Sudan.
  • Consistently poor rainfall has led to deteriorating ground conditions across northeastern Nigeria and western Chad.

1) The potential for significantly heavy rainfall remains forecast over the River Nile and Kassala provinces of eastern Sudan, which may trigger localized flooding and elevated river levels along the Nile River basin during the next seven days.

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The World Health Organization’s Regional Director Dr Sambo calls for accelerated efforts to control Ebola

Monrovia, 22 July 2014 - The World Health Organization’s Regional Director for Africa Dr Luis Sambo began official visits to the three West African Countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. On the first leg of the visit, the Regional Director arrived in Liberia on Monday 21 July 2014 to review current outbreak response and challenges, and explore the best ways to rapidly contain the EVD outbreak in West Africa.

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Dispelling the myths of Ebola

The Ebola outbreak in Guinea and its spread to other areas of West Africa has caused global alarm. As one of the world's most infectious and deadly diseases, with no cure, the level of fear surrounding Ebola is to an extent expected. However, much of the fear is rooted in misunderstandings. Dispelling these misunderstandings is perhaps the biggest challenge in tackling Ebola and is critical to furthering our knowledge about the disease and efforts to control it.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Guinea + 2 others
As Ebola outbreak worsens, doctors battle with beliefs and shortages

SOS Children’s Villages programmes continue efforts to raise awareness and battle the spread of the disease in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

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Le danger des chauve-souris frugivores dans l'épidémie d'Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest

La FAO est à pied d’œuvre en Guinée, au Libéria et en Sierra Leone pour empêcher la transmission du virus mortel à l'homme

21 juillet 2014, Rome – Il faut intensifier les efforts pour faire prendre conscience aux communautés rurales d'Afrique de l'Ouest des risques qu'elles courent de contracter le virus Ebola en consommant certaines espèces de faune sauvage, notamment les chauve-souris frugivores, a mis en garde la FAO aujourd'hui.

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Guinea + 2 others
FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic

Organization working to help prevent transmission of deadly virus from wildlife to humans in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

21 July 2014, Rome – Increased efforts are needed to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species including fruit bats, FAO warned today.