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Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report

Urgent need for Global Ebola Response

This is the first in a series of regular updates on the Ebola Response Roadmap. The update contains a review of the epidemiological situation and response monitoring. This first update provides a baseline against which progress on the full implementation of the roadmap can be measured against core Roadmap indicators over time. Additional indicators will …

Ebola Virus Disease DRC

World Health Organization

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of Congo On 26 August 2014, the Ministry of Health, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Equateur Province. The index case was a pregnant woman from Ikanamongo Village who butchered a bush animal that had …

WHO Withdraws from Kailahun in Sierra Leone

WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has temporarily pulled back its health workers from the Kailahun post in Sierra Leone to the capital after the announcement over the weekend that one of their health workers was infected. “This was the responsible thing to do. The field team has been through a traumatic time through this incident,” …

UN says Ebola disease outbreak is a world war

UN to scale-up Ebola response

Free Town, Sierra Leone: In the latest press briefing by the World Health Organisation, Dr Nabarro of the UN said “This Ebola disease outbreak is the largest and most complex we have ever known. Also a disease outbreak that has impact not just on people, but on the country and on the world” He further …

Ban on travellers from Ebola-affected countries

Situation in Liberia: non-conventional interventions needed

Pretoria – South Africa has taken the decision to impose a total travel ban for all non-citizens traveling from identified high risk countries to limit the spread of Ebola to the country, unless the travel is considered absolutely essential. Addressing media at a briefing in Pretoria, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said in addition, citizens of …

Ebola Virus outbreak is continuing to grow

Situation in Liberia: non-conventional interventions needed

Between 14 and 16 August 2014, a total of 113 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 84 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia*, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Health sector response The response of WHO and other partners to the Ebola Virus outbreak is continuing to grow in …

Suspected Ebola patient tests negative

Ebola Virus in semen of men who have recovered from Ebola Virus Disease

Johannesburg – The Ministry of Health and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) say the male patient admitted to the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg, has tested negative for the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). On Sunday, a 37-year-old man, who arrived in the country from Liberia over a week ago, was admitted for tests …