Although it has been two days since their last update, today’s Ebola roadmap appears to only add one day’s worth of data to the case count tally, with a jump of 372 cases between September 13th and 14th.
Deaths over the same period jumped by 167 cases.
The good news is that the situations in both Nigeria and Senegal appear to have stabilized, with no new cases reported in the month of September. Several hundred contacts of cases are still under observation.
18 September 2014
The total number of probable, confirmed and suspected cases (see Annex 2) in the current outbreak of
Ebola virus disease (Ebola) in West Africa was 5335, with 2622 deaths, as at the end of 14 September 2014
(table 1). Countries affected are Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Figure 1 below shows
the total number of cases by country that have been reported in each epidemiological week between the
start of 30 December 2013 (start of epidemiological week 1) and end 14 September 2014 (epidemiological
week 37: 8 to 14 September).
Although unrelated to the West African Ebola outbreak, the following update on the DRC Ebola outbreaks is also included:
ANNEX 1. EBOLA OUTBREAK IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
As at 15 September 2014, there have been 71 cases (53 confirmed and probable, 18 suspected) of Ebolavirus disease (EVD) reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In total, 40 deaths have been reported. 11% of cases have occurred among health-care workers have been diagnosed with EVD. 95% of 403 listed contacts were seen on 15 September. This outbreak is unrelated to that affecting Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.