The Guinean Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia, and the Nigerian Ministry of Health are working with national and international partners to investigate and respond to the outbreak.
August 6, 2014, the Guinea Ministry of Health announced a total of 495 suspect and confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 367 fatal cases.
Affected districts include Conakry, Guéckédou, Macenta, Kissidougou, Dabola, Djingaraye, Télimélé, Boffa, Kouroussa, Dubreka, Fria, Siguiri, Pita and Nzerekore; several are no longer active areas of EVD transmission.
355 cases across Guinea have been confirmed by laboratory testing to be positive for Ebola virus infection.
In Guinea’s capital city, Conakry, 95 suspect cases have been reported to meet the clinical definition for EVD, including 42 fatal cases.
August 6, 2014, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia and WHO have reported 554 suspect and confirmed EHF cases (including 148 laboratory confirmations) and 294 reported fatalities.
August 6, 2014, the Nigerian Ministry of Health and WHO reported 13 suspect cases and 2 fatal cases.
August 6, 2014, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone and WHO reported a cumulative total of 717 suspect and confirmed cases, including 631 laboratory confirmations and 298 reported fatal cases.
Cases have been reported from all 12 Sierra Leone districts.
About the virus
Genetic analysis of the virus indicates that it is closely related (97% identical) to variants of Ebola virus (species Zaire ebolavirus) identified earlier in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Gabon (Baize et al. 2014).
Cases by Country
Suspected and Confirmed Case Count: 495
Suspected and Confirmed Case Deaths: 367
Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 355
Suspected and Confirmed Case Count: 554
Suspected and Confirmed Case Deaths: 294
Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 148
Suspected and Confirmed Case Count: 13
Suspected and Confirmed Case Deaths: 2
Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 0
Suspected and Confirmed Case Count: 717
Suspected and Confirmed Case Deaths: 298
Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 631