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18 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • On December 11, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Spain discharged the last confirmed EVD patient in Mali.

  • More than 1 million people in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone may experience severe food insecurity due to the EVD outbreak by March 2015—a 100 percent increase compared to December 2014.

17 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • There have been 18 603 reported cases of Ebola virus disease, with 6915 reported deaths.

  • Reported case incidence is fluctuating in Guinea and decreasing in Liberia.

  • There are signs that the increase in incidence has slowed in Sierra Leone. A major operation has been implemented to curb the spread of disease in the west of the country.

  • No new cases have been reported in Mali since 24 November. All contacts of the outbreak in Bamako have completed the 21-day follow-up period.

11 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On December 4, the Government of Guinea-Bissau announced that it would reopen border crossings with Guinea during the week of December 8. Guinea-Bissau had closed the border in August 2014 to prevent cross-border transmission of EVD.

  • In response to recent increases in EVD cases in Sierra Leone, relief actors are implementing a surge in EVD-related activities to strengthen overall response capacity, particularly in Western Area encompassing the capital city of Freetown.   

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

· There have been 17 942 reported cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), with 6388 reported deaths.

· Case incidence is slightly increasing in Guinea, decreasing in Liberia, and may be increasing or stable in Sierra Leone.

· Sierra Leone now has the highest total number of reported cases of the three intense-transmission countries, with 7897 cases reported to date.

04 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.N. announces progress against key EVD indicators; cautions that as some geographic areas have experienced significant improvements in the EVD situation, others have seen the rapid acceleration of EVD transmission.

  • A World Bank report indicates that the EVD outbreak is significantly affecting the economies of Liberia,
    Sierra Leone, and Guinea. The World Bank President stresses that the human and economic impact will become more devastating as the outbreak continues.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

03 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • There have been 17 145 reported cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), with 6070 reported deaths.

  • Case incidence is slightly increasing in Guinea, stable or declining in Liberia, and may still be increasing in Sierra Leone.

  • The outbreak in Spain has been declared over.

26 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On November 21, U.N. Secretary General (SYG) Ban Ki-moon requested that U.N. Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Tony Banbury establish a U.N. support mission in Mali.

  • On November 21, USAID/OFDA-procured personal protective equipment (PPE) arrived in Monrovia, Liberia, with a second shipment in-transit and expected to arrive on November 28. Together, the two shipments contain approximately 107,000 PPE sets.

26 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There have been 15 935 reported cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), with 5689 reported deaths.

  • 600 cases were reported in the three most-affected countries in the past week.

  • Case incidence is stable in Guinea, stable or declining in Liberia, but may still be increasing in Sierra Leone.

  • Uncertainties in data preclude firm conclusions about progress towards UNMEER goals.

21 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There have been 15 351 reported Ebola cases in eight countries since the outbreak began, with 5459 reported deaths.

  • Transmission remains intense in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

  • A total of 6 cases, all of whom have died, have been reported in Mali.

SUMMARY

19 Nov 2014 description

SUMMARY

A total of 15 145 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 and Senegal) up to the end of 16 November. There have been 5420 reported deaths. Cases and deaths continue to be under-reported in this outbreak.

18 Nov 2014 description

New developments since seventh update

Since December 2013, and as of 17 November 2014, 14 415 cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 5 177 deaths, have been reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) in eight reporting countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone in West Africa, and Spain and the USA).

14 Nov 2014 description

SUMMARY

A total of 14 413 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 11 November 2014. There have been 5177 reported deaths.

12 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.N. Secretary-General (SYG) Ban Ki-moon encouraged the international community to continue scaling up EVD response activities while warning against prematurely declaring the mission accomplished.

  • The Government of Senegal (GoS) announced plans to re-open borders with Guinea and allow commercial flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone to resume.

  • On November 10, USAID/OFDA airlifted 23,000 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) into Monrovia for consignment to WHO.

12 Nov 2014 description

SUMMARY

A total of 14 098 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 and Senegal) up to the end of 9 November. There have been 5160 reported deaths.

07 Nov 2014 description

SUMMARY

A total of 13 268 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in six currently 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 4 November 2014. There have been 4960 reported deaths.

06 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On October 30, the World Bank announced $100 million in additional funding to support EVD response activities in West Africa.

  • In Guinea, the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) plans to construct up to 41 community care centers (CCCs) and collaborate with the African Union (AU) to train up to 1,000 health care workers (HCWs) to staff the new facilities.

05 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There have been 13 042 reported cases of Ebola, with 4818 reported deaths, up to the end of 2 November.

  • All districts in Liberia and Sierra Leone have been affected.

  • All 83 contacts of the health-care worker infected in Spain have completed 21-day follow-up

SUMMARY

05 Nov 2014 description

KEY POINTS

  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned against unnecessary restrictions on the movements of health workers coming back from West Africa.

  • President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone visited the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Situation Center in Freetown on Monday.

  • The peak season for Lassa fever in West Africa is about to begin, and overstretched health workers are warning they may not have the resources to deal with the disease if cases increase.

04 Nov 2014 description

KEY POINTS

• There have been 13 567 reported cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and 4951 deaths.

• A UN worker affected by EVD has been flown from Sierra Leone to France for treatment.

• Two people in Mali are suspected of having EVD after coming into contact with a two year old girl who died of the disease.

Key Political and Economic Developments