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[Epidemic alert] The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history is happening now!

The World Health Organization has published a Outbreak report which concludes that since June we are experiencing the largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history.

The Ebola outbreak is currently in West Africa. The World Health Organization states that they will continue to support implementations of preventive and control measures in the affected countries.

The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history

The World Health Organization states that it is not wise to travel to the infected countries. The Ebola outbreak is not under control yet.

Infection to other states

The World Health Organization reports that the Ebola outbreak has contacted the following states:

  • Conakry
  • Gueckedou
  • Macenta
  • Telimele
  • Boffa

The number of contacts currently being followed-up countrywide is 987 distributed as follows: Conakry (329 contacts), Guéckédou (323 contacts), Macenta (176 contacts), Telimele (104 contacts) and Boffa (55 contacts).

Sierra Leone

Between 2 and 5 June 2014, 9 new suspected cases were reported bringing the total number of EVD clinical cases to 81 (31 confirmed, 3 probable, and 47 suspected) including 6 deaths. Kailahun district is the epicentre of the outbreak in Sierra Leone. Eleven (11) cases are currently in isolation at Kenema Hospital. The number of contacts currently being followed-up is 30. Community resistance is hindering the identification and follow-up of contacts.

Liberia

There have been no new confirmed cases since 6 April 2014.  Eleven (11) contacts (5 health care workers and 6 community relatives) are currently being followed-up. These contacts are of the probable case from nearby Kailahun, Sierra Leone who died in Foya, Liberia. The dead body was taken back to Kailahun for burial. The total number of cases is subject to change due to reclassification, retrospective investigation, consolidation of cases and laboratory data and enhanced surveillance.

Guinea

Between 2 and 3 June 2014, 11 new cases (8 confirmed, 1 probable and 2 suspected) and 3 new deaths were reported from Conakry (7 new cases and 1 death), Guéckédou (2 new cases and 1 death), Telimele (1 new case and 0 death) and Boffa (1 new case and 1 death). This brings the cumulative total number of cases and deaths attributable to EVD in Guinea to 344 (laboratory confirmed 207, probable 81 and suspected 56) including 215 deaths.

Read more at the official WHO source.

By CWZ

Founder of Cyberwarzone.com.