West Africa - Ebola Viral Disease: Overview of outbreak as reported 22 June 2014
Maps show number of reported cases, deaths, patients and contacts of Ebola Viral Disease for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone as reported by the World Health Organisation on 22 June 2014.
An Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, which started in Guinea in early 2014, has now spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. As of 23 June, the total cumulative number of cases reported in the three countries was 635 out of which 399 died, a Case Fatality Rate CFR of 62,8%. (WHO, 25/06/2014). Ebola patients have been identified in more than 60 separate locations across the three countries, complicating efforts to treat patients and curb the outbreak (MSF, 25/06/2014).
Contacts currently being followed up
Guinea - 73% (3098 contacts completed the follow-up period out of 4245 contacts registered since the beginning of the outbreak - March 2014) have completed the mandatory 21-day observation period. Liberia - 40.7% (159 completed the follow-up period out of a 391 contacts registered since the beginning of the outbreak - March 2014) have completed the mandatory 21-day observation period. Sierra Leone - The number of contacts currently being followed-up countrywide is 37 from Kailahun. Community health workers are being trained to do follow-up and contact listing is continuing in Kenema, Kailahun, Kambia, and Port Loko.