WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report - 31 October 2014

Report
from World Health Organization
Published on 31 Oct 2014

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

A total of 13 567 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 29 October. There have been 4951 reported deaths. The cases reported are fewer than those reported in the Situation Report of 29 October, due mainly to suspected cases in Guinea being discarded.

Following the WHO Ebola Response Roadmap structure1 , country reports fall into two categories: 1) those with widespread and intense transmission (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone); and 2) those with or that have had an initial case or cases, or with localized transmission (Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Spain, and the United States of America). An overview of the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where a separate, unrelated outbreak of EVD is occurring, is also provided (see Annex 2).