2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
The World Health Organization, in partnership with the Ministries of Health in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria reported 2615 suspect and confirmed cases of EVD, 1528 laboratory-confirmed cases and 1427 deaths.
In Guinea, 607 cases of EVD, 443 laboratory-confirmed cases, and 406 deaths were reported
The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia and WHO reported 1082 clinical cases of EVD, 269 laboratory-confirmed cases, and 624 deaths. Suspect and confirmed cases have been reported in 11 of 15 Counties.
In Nigeria, there are 16 suspect cases,12 laboratory-confirmed cases, and 5 deaths.
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone reported 910 suspect and confirmed cases of EVD, 804 laboratory-confirmed cases, 392 deaths.
Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is in regular communication with all of the Ministries of Health (MOH), WHO, MSF.
The reported data is based Based on reports from the Ministry of Health of Guinea, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia, the Ministry of Health of Nigeria, and WHO as of August 22, 2014.
The New York times reported August 28, The World Health Organization said; “the Ebola Epidemic was still accelerating and could afflict more people’’.