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Ebola cases and deaths in West African outbreak by country 2016

This statistic displays the number of cases and deaths due to Ebola from the outbreak in West Africa which lasts since 2014. As of March 30, 2016, there have been 10,675 cases in Liberia, resulting in 4,809 deaths. The Ebola virus causes extremely severe hemorrhagic fever and is considered a Risk Group 4 Pathogen by the World Health Organization (WHO). The health sector will focus on cross-border regions to strengthen treatment, testing, and contact tracing.

Ebola cases and deaths related to outbreak in West Africa

Ebola cases in Guinea totaled 3,670 and deaths totaled 2,437 as of June 10, 2015. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that the figures in Africa may be underestimated. Nevertheless, the United Nations has anticipated that the outbreak is slowing. Liberia, in fact, was procvaimed Ebola-free by May 2015, with a total of 4,806 deaths during the outbreak. Containment centers have been especially important in preventing further transmission of the virus.

Ebola virus disease can be transmitted from animals to humans. Transmission occurs between humans through direct contact, for example through broken skin, blood, secretions, organs, or other bodily fluids of those that are infected. Surfaces such as bedding that have come in contact with the infected can also transmit the virus. As of October 2014, there were 1,576 beds for current patient in West Africa dedicated to Ebola treatment. Patient zero, who died in 2013, has been pinpointed to a 2 year old living in a small village in Guinea. The fatality rate of West African Ebola is about 40 percent. In Tuberculosis, an infectious disease, the fatality rate is about 15 percent. Among humans, Ebola is an acute illness with fever as a first symptom.

Ebola cases and deaths related to outbreaks in West African countries as of March 30, 2016*

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Release date

March 2016



Survey time period

as of March 30, 2016

Supplementary notes

* Includes probable, confirmed and suspected cases.

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