The latest update on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in west Africa was released by the World Health Organization (WHO) today and it shows that there is a cumulative total of 218 clinical cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), including 141 deaths in Guinea.
Three more cases were confirmed by lab tests, raising that total to 115. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page.
The WHO notes that the epidemiological situation in Guinea has improved significantly over the last few weeks. They note that four of the six locations that have reported cases passing the 21-day incubation period with no new cases. Two incubation periods (42 days) without cases is the standard for declaring an EVD outbreak over in a particular location.
The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) of Liberia has reported a total of 35 clinically compatible cases of EVD; 6 confirmed cases, 2 probable cases and 27 suspected cases.
In Sierra Leone, health officials are investigating three patients who have illnesses compatible with viral hemorrhagic fever for possible Lassa fever or EVD. To date, Sierra Leone has not reported any EVD cases in the country.