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 82 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in the week to 29 March, a slight increase compared with 79 cases the previous week. Case incidence in Guinea increased to 57, compared with 45 the previous week. This offset a fourth consecutive weekly fall in case incidence in Sierra Leone, which reported 25 confirmed cases. Liberia reported no confirmed cases over the same period.
  • In addition to an increase in case incidence in Guinea, the geographic area of transmission also increased. A total of 7 Guinean prefectures reported at least one confirmed case in the week to 29 March, compared with 3 the previous week. Two of the 7 prefectures that reported a new confirmed case, Fria and Siguiri, did so for the first time in over 50 days. Siguiri, which borders Mali, is the first prefecture outside the western area of Guinea to report a confirmed case for over 30 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
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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
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Prevent outbreaks in any new countries:

  • Cross border preparedness and communication
  • Preparedness in unaffected countries
  • Rapid response teams for new outbreaks
Research and Development
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Fast track access to new health technologies:

  • New vaccines
  • Rapid diagnostics
  • Treatments
  • Blood products

Get Involved

Funding
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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

President, Vice President, Director-General of the World Health Organization, honorable ministers, distinguished delegates, colleagues, friends, ladies and gentlemen, I greet you all.

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