Ebola cases and deaths in West African outbreak by country 2016
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.