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Mapping the 567 Ebola Cases in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

Written by Rakotomalala On 24 June 2014 @ 12:47 pm | 2 Comments

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Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone as of June 18 2014 via CDC - Public Domain [1]

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone as of June 18 2014 via CDC – Public Domain

On June 16, 49 new Ebola cases [2], 12 of them deadly, were reported by the WHO. Bart Janssens, director of operations of The international NGO Doctors without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF)) released a statement saying that [3]:  

The epidemic is out of control, with the appearance of new sites in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, there is a real risk of it spreading to other areas. Ebola is no longer a public health issue limited to Guinea: it is affecting the whole of West Africa.  

Since the onset of the outbreak in February 2014, 567 cases have been reported. 398 suspect and confirmed cases were suspected and confirmed in Guinea, 97 in Sierra Leone and 33 in Liberia. There is no specific treatment for the virus with a typical high death rate.


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[1] Image: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/resources/distribution-map-guinea-outbreak.html

[2] 49 new Ebola cases: http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2014/06/west-african-nations-report-49-new-ebola-cases

[3] statement saying that: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/366990/news/world/west-african-ebola-epidemic-out-of-control-doctors-without-borders

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