2014: The Deadliest Ever Ebola Virus Outbreak
According to the World Health Organisation, the most recent outbreak of the Ebola virus has proven the deadliest on record. After a few cases emerged in Guinea in March, the outbreak has picked up alarming speed, infecting approximately 759 people across Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Out of those infected, 467 have already died, a catastrophic 61.5 mortality rate.
Serious outbreaks have also occurred in 2000 in Uganda and 2007 in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Early symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea and impaired kidney/liver function before the onset of external bleeding. The World Health Organisation have called for drastic action to halt the spread of the virus but preventative action will prove difficult, given that there are no specific treatments for Ebola.
- Death rates of West African Ebola and major infectious diseases 2014Death rates of West African Ebola and major infectious diseases 2014
- Number of reported cases of selected infectious diseases by world region 2014Number of reported cases of selected infectious diseases by world region 2014
- Cases of selected infectious diseases worldwide 2014Cases of selected infectious diseases worldwide 2014
- Total number of people living with HIV worldwide 2001-2015Total number of people living with HIV worldwide 2001-2015
- Total number of new HIV infections worldwide 2001-2015Total number of new HIV infections worldwide 2001-2015
- Number of new HIV infections among adults and children worldwide 2001-2015Number of new HIV infections among adults and children worldwide 2001-2015
- Total number of AIDS-related deaths worldwide 2001-2015Total number of AIDS-related deaths worldwide 2001-2015
- Number of HIV-infected people by world region 2015Number of HIV-infected people by world region 2015
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