Current Situation

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Ebola Maps

Browse the interactive maps to see detailed data of the outbreak by region and country.

Cases in the most affected countries

  • A total of 79 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in the week to 22 March: the lowest weekly total in 2015. There were 45 new confirmed cases reported from Guinea. Having reported no cases for 3 consecutive weeks, a new confirmed case was reported from Liberia on 20 March. Sierra Leone reported 33 new confirmed cases in the week to 22 March.
  • With the exception of the case in Liberia, transmission has been restricted to districts in and around Conakry to the north and Freetown to the south. A total of 10 districts in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone reported a confirmed case in the week to 22 March. An additional 4 districts have reported a confirmed case in the past 21 days: Boffa, Dubreka, and Kindia in Guinea, and Koinadugu in Sierra Leone. The epicentre of the outbreak, in the tri-border area around the Guinean prefecture of Gueckedou, the Liberian county of Lofa, and the Sierra Leonean district of Kailahun, has not reported a confirmed case of EVD for over 90 days.

About Ebola

Our Work

WHO works with national governments and leads the international community to provide emergency health services in countries with widespread Ebola transmission as well as prevent outbreaks in countries that are unaffected.

Response

Stop transmission in all affected countries by:

  • Identify and trace people with Ebola
  • Care for persons with Ebola
  • Safe and dignified burials
  • Infection prevention and control
Preparedness

Prevent outbreaks in any new countries:

  • Cross border preparedness and communication
  • Preparedness in unaffected countries
  • Rapid response teams for new outbreaks
Research and Development

Fast track access to new health technologies:

  • New vaccines
  • Rapid diagnostics
  • Treatments
  • Blood products

Get Involved

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Find out more about what it takes to fund the response.
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If you want to play a more direct role in the response then consider WHO vacancies and also visit UN Volunteering in the West Africa region.

News

06 March 2015

Although Ebola has been infecting and killing thousands of people in West Africa, many people and communities remain sceptical or simply uninformed about the importance of taking simple,...

20 February 2015

Rosy Petors lives with her two daughters, Mary and Comfort, just next door to the Island Clinic, outside the capital Monrovia.

02 February 2015

“My work as a social mobilizer is to pass on key messages to convince people to stop the cultural and traditional practices that are fuelling the spread of Ebola,” says Zainab Akiwumi, who leads...

26 January 2015

Dr Rob Fowler, a Canadian critical care physician, landed in Conakry, Guinea, the last week of March 2014, focussed and eager to get to work.

25 January 2015

Mister chairman, distinguished members of the Executive Board, Excellencies, Ambassadors, colleagues in the UN system, ladies and gentlemen,

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