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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.

19 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

31 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There have been 13 567 reported Ebola cases in eight affected countries since the outbreak began, with 4951 reported deaths.

  • Intense transmission continues in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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

SUMMARY

29 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There have been 13 703 EVD cases, with 4 920 deaths, up to the end of 27 October.

  • All districts in Liberia and Sierra Leone are now affected.

  • Thursday 30 October marks 30 days since the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response plan was implemented.

  • Mali reported its first case on 23 October.

26 Oct 2014 description

Bamako, Mali | AFP | dimanche 26/10/2014 - 03:28 GMT

par Ahamadou CISSE

Le Mali tente de juguler toute propagation du virus Ebola après l'annonce d'un premier cas dans le pays, tandis que les Etats-Unis ont placé une personne en quarantaine d'office pour la première fois.

25 Oct 2014 description

SUMMARY

A total of 10 141 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 23 October. There have been 4922 reported deaths.

21 Oct 2014 description

SITUATION EPIDEMIOLOGIQUE DES PAYS AFFECTES PAR EBOLA
Etats-Unis, Espagne, Guinée, Libéria, Sierra Leone

A la date du 20 Octobre 2014 le cumul des cas suspects de la maladie à virus Ebola était de 9216 cas (Guinée, Libéria, Nigéria, Sénégal, Sierra Leone, Espagne, et les Etats-Unis d’Amérique) dont 4555 décès.

Selon l’OMS et à cette date 125 contacts potentiels sont actuellement suivis aux Etats-Unis où 3 cas ont été confirmés. En Espagne ce sont 72 personnes à risques très élevés qui sont suivis à ce jour.

20 Oct 2014 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY

Recurring food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies have presented significant challenges to the vulnerable populations of the West Africa region. Complex emergencies and food insecurity constituted the primary concerns in West Africa during FY 2014.
USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) maintains a permanent regional presence in Dakar, Senegal.

17 Oct 2014 description

In the past decade, chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

25 Sep 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The rainy season continues in the Sahel following a late start.
  • Insecurity in West and Central Africa has caused population displacement and increased food needs among affected households.
  • The USG has provided more than $276.3 million in humanitarian assistance to the Sahel in FY 2014.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS