Epidemic

Maps and updates related to this term.

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South Sudan Health Cluster Bulletin #29, 15 August 2014

Highlights

  • Health partners are supporting the Ministry of Health with preparedness in Ebola case detection and management Health partners have reported a decline in both cholera cases and deaths.

  • By 11 August 5,697 cases and 123 deaths (CFR 2.16%) had been reported since April 2014.

  • As of 11 August, altogether 5,697 cholera 123 deaths (CFR 2.16%) have been recorded in South Sudan since the outbreak began on 23 April 2014.

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United Nations consolidated support to the national accelerated ebola virus disease outbreak response plan in Liberia - Draft

Summary

National/WHO Strategic Objectives

  1. Stop transmission of the Ebola virus in the affected counties through scaling up effective, evidence-based outbreak control measures

  2. Prevent the spread of EVD to the neighboring at-risk counties through strengthening epidemic preparedness and response measures

United Nations Strategic Objectives

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Liberia + 3 others
West Africa - Ebola Outbreak, Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 (as of 20 August 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Liberia and Sierra Leone continue to record increasing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) caseloads.

  • U.S. officials declare disasters due to the effects of EVD in Guinea and Sierra Leone.

  • Health actors express concern that the outbreak is negatively affecting food security and access to livelihoods and basic health care services.

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Sierra Leone + 3 others
Avancée contre l'infection par le virus de Marburg, proche d'Ebola

08/20/2014 18:58 GMT

Par Jean-Louis SANTINI

WASHINGTON, 20 août 2014 (AFP) - Un nouveau traitement génique a permis pour la première fois de guérir des singes malades infectés par le virus de Marburg, très proche de celui d'Ebola, ouvrant potentiellement la voie à des vaccins et thérapies efficaces contre ces agents pathogènes dévastateurs.

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Liberia + 3 others
INTERVIEW: UN System Coordinator on Ebola dispels myths, pledges support for West Africa’s efforts to halt outbreak

Report
UN News Service

20 August 2014 – As the World Health Organization (WHO) ramps up its response to the unprecedented outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa, the wider United Nations, led by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has launched a system-wide coordination initiative to assist Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone in their efforts to halt the spread of the virus, which has left more than 1,000 people dead and is now affecting more than 1 million people throughout the region.

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Sierra Leone + 2 others
Australia supports Ebola Fight with $1M through World Health Organization

The Government of Australia is providing the sum of One Million United States Dollars through the World Health Organization as additional support to fight the Ebola Virus. This is in addition to an annual 20 million dollars support the Australian Government provides to the WHO for Emergency Health issues.

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Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Update (19 August 2014)

Ministry of Health and Sanitation

Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

Press Release 19/8/2014

Ebola outbreak update: As of today, 19 August 2014, we have a total of 220 patients who have survived Ebola Virus Disease and subsequently discharged. The total number of new confirmed cases for today is zero (0).

No figures from the laboratory in Kailahun District.

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Liberia + 3 others
Up to 30,000 in need of Ebola drugs by now: analysis

08/20/2014 17:18 GMT

PARIS, August 20, 2014 (AFP) - Up to 30,000 people would have required Ebola drugs in the west African outbreak by now, according to a scientific attempt to quantify demand for a treatment and vaccine, published Wednesday.

No approved drugs exist though several are under development and the World Health Organisation last week gave the green light for experimental medicines to be used to fight the deadly disease.

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Liberia + 3 others
ECHO Factsheet 18 August- Ebola in West Africa [EN/FR]

Key messages

  • A number of West African countries are experiencing the largest Ebola epidemic on record. As of 13 August 2 127 people have been infected and close to 1 145 people have died.

  • This epidemic presents a huge local and global public health concern.
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the epidemic a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), calling for a coordinated international response.

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Liberia + 3 others
Ebola virus disease, West Africa - update 20 August 2014

Epidemiology and surveillance

Between 17 and 18 August 2014, a total of 221 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 106 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.

Health sector response

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Educating people with disabilities about Ebola

In many developing countries, people with disabilities, especially those with hearing and visual impairments, are often not educated about health and disease prevention because the information is not shared in a format they can understand. This lack of information makes them more vulnerable to contracting disease and less likely to seek appropriate care. This is certainly the case with the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Guinea + 3 others
Situation de la maladie à virus Ebola au Nigéria et en Guinée: des signes encourageants

Évaluation de la situation – 19 août 2014

La flambée de maladie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest continue à évoluer, des cas ayant été confirmés en Guinée, au Libéria, au Nigéria et en Sierra Leone. À l’heure actuelle, aucun cas n’a été confirmé nulle part ailleurs dans le monde.

Nigéria

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Liberia + 3 others
Ebola: le Liberia sous couvre-feu, les fausses alertes se multiplient dans le monde

08/20/2014 12:48 GMT

Par Zoom DOSSO

MONROVIA, 20 août 2014 (AFP) - Le Liberia était placé sous couvre-feu à partir de mercredi face à la progression inexorable de l'épidémie d'Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest, qui provoque une psychose croissante à travers le monde, malgré l'absence de cas avérés hors du continent.

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Sierra Leone + 3 others
West Africa: Regional Ebola Crisis Monitoring (as of 18 Aug 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 7 others
Africa - Ebola Coordination and Preparedness, Emergency Appeal MDR60002

The Regional Coordination and Preparedness Emergency Appeal is launched by the IFRC to supplement and to support the current country-level Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Emergency Appeals and preparedness operations supported by the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). The aim of this appeal is to strengthen and scale up operations support, coordination, communication, capacity building and preparedness for at risk countries in the region and to prepare for the potential spread of Ebola outbreak to other countries in Africa and beyond.

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Viet Nam + 2 others
Vietnam, Myanmar test patients for Ebola

08/20/2014 09:46 GMT

HANOI, August 20, 2014 (AFP) - Vietnam and Myanmar are testing three patients for the deadly Ebola virus after they arrived in the Southeast Asian nations from Africa while suffering from fever, health officials said.

Two Nigerians were sent to Ho Chi Minh City's Tropical Diseases Hospital for isolation after they arrived in the city by plane, Vietnam's health ministry said, adding that they did not have symptoms other than fever.

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Sierra Leone's 365 Ebola deaths traced back to one healer

08/20/2014 03:59 GMT

by Frankie TAGGART

KENEMA, August 20, 2014 (AFP) - It has laid waste to the tribal chiefdoms of Sierra Leone, leaving hundreds dead, but the Ebola crisis began with just one healer's claims to special powers.

The outbreak need never have spread from Guinea, health officials revealed to AFP, except for a herbalist in the remote eastern border village of Sokoma.

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