Data

Number of Ebola Cases in countries with widespread and intense transmission

A total of 9216 (probable, confirmed and suspected PDF document) cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in seven affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) up to the end of 14 October. There have been 4555 deaths.

Country Case definition
Cases
Deaths
Guinea Confirmed
1217
671
Probable
191
191
Suspected
111
0
All
1519
862
Liberia Confirmed
*
*
Probable
*
*
Suspected
*
*
All
4262
2484
Sierra Leone Confirmed
2977
932
Probable
37**
161**
Suspected
396
107
All
3410
1200
Total  
9191
4546

*Stratified data are temporarily unavailable for Liberia. **For Sierra Leone, 124 more probable deaths have been reported than have probable cases. Data are based on official information reported by Ministries of Health up to the end of 14 October 2014 for Guinea and Sierra Leone, and 13 October 2014 for Liberia. These numbers are subject to change due to on-going reclassification, retrospective investigation and availability of laboratory results.

Distribution of Ebola virus disease cases in countries with intense transmission

map of distribution of ebola virus disease cases

Data are based on official reports by Ministries of Health up to the end of 13 October 2014 by the Ministry of Health of Liberia, and 14 October by the Ministries of Health of Guinea and Sierra Leone. The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on his map do not imply the expression of nay opinion whatsoever on the part of the World Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area of its authorities concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Dotted and dashed lines on maps represent approximate border lines for which there may not yet be full agreement.

Countries with an initial case or cases, or with localized transmission

Four countries, Nigeria, Senegal, Spain, and the United States of America have now reported a case or cases imported from a country with widespread and intense transmission.

In Nigeria, there have been 20 cases and eight deaths (table 4). In Senegal, there has been one case, but as yet there have been no deaths or further suspected cases attributable to EVD. In the United States of America there have been two cases and one death. In Spain there has been one case.

In Nigeria, all 891 contacts have now completed 21-day follow-up (362 contacts in Lagos, 529 contacts in Port Harcourt). A second EVD-negative sample was obtained from the last confirmed case on 8 September (37 days ago). In Senegal, all contacts have now completed 21-day follow-up, with no further cases of EVD reported. A second EVD-negative sample was obtained from the single confirmed case in Senegal on 5 September (40 days ago). Within a country, an outbreak of EVD is considered to be over when 42 days (double the 21-day incubation period of the Ebola virus) has elapsed since the last patient in isolation became laboratory negative for EVD4.

In Spain, 72 people, including 13 high-risk contacts, are being monitored. In the United States of America, 125 contacts are being monitored.

Ebola virus disease cases and deaths in Nigeria, Senegal, Spain, and the United States of America

 

Country Case definition
Cases
Deaths
Nigeria Confirmed
19
7
Probable
1
1
Suspected
0
0
All
20
8
Senegal Confirmed
1
0
Probable
0
0
Suspected
0
0
All
1
0
Spain Confirmed
1
0
Probable
*
*
Suspected
*
*
All
1
0
United States Confirmed
3
1
Probable
*
*
Suspected
*
*
All
3
1
Total  
25
9

Data reported are based on official information reported by Ministries of Health. These numbers are subject to change due to on-going reclassification, retrospective investigation and availability of laboratory results. * No data available.

See the full WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Update PDF document (17 October 2014)