Death rates from the five Ebola virus species 2012

This statistic shows the death rates globally caused by the five known types of Ebola virus species in outbreaks between 1976 and 2012. In that period, the Sunda ebolavirus had a death rate of 53 percent. 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.

Death rates of the 5 known Ebola virus species in the period 1976-2012*

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Source

Release date

July 2014

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1976 to 2012

Supplementary notes

* These death rates were calculated by adding up the records of cases and deaths from all known outbreaks. Individual outbreaks can vary, and Zaire ebolavirus is often cited as having death rates up to 90 percent. Data in this chart doesn't include the most recent 2013-2015 outbreak.

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