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MMWR Vol. 63 / Early Release ▲ Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak

MMWR Vol. 63 / Early Release

MMWR Early Release
Vol. 63, Early Release
September 30, 2014

Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak — West Africa, September 2014
Incident Management System Ebola Epidemiology Team, CDC;
Ministries of Health of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria,
and Senegal; Viral Special Pathogens Branch, National Center
for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC.
MMWR 2014;63(Early Release):1-2

Updated data on the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa
indicate that, as of September 23, a total of 6,574 cases had been
reported from five West Africa countries (Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria,
Senegal, and Sierra Leone). The highest reported case counts were
from Liberia (3,458 cases), Sierra Leone (2,021), and Guinea (1,074).

Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak — Nigeria, July–September 2014
Faisal Shuaib, DrPH, Rajni Gunnala, MD, Emmanuel O. Musa, MBBS, et al.
MMWR 2014;63(Early Release):1-6

On July 20, an acutely ill traveler from Liberia arrived at the
international airport in Lagos, Nigeria, and was confirmed to
have Ebola virus disease after being admitted to a private hospital.
The Federal Ministry of Health, with the Lagos State government
and international partners, activated an Ebola Incident Management
Center as a precursor to the current Emergency Operations Center to
rapidly respond to this outbreak. The index patient died on July 25;
as of September 24, there were 19 laboratory-confirmed Ebola cases
and one probable case in two states, with 894 contacts identified and
followed during the response.

Importation and Containment of Ebola Virus Disease — Senegal, August–September 2014
Kelsey Mirkovic, PhD, Julie Thwing, MD, Papa Amadou Diack, MD.
MMWR 2014;63(Early Release):1-2

On August 29, 2014, Senegal confirmed its first case of Ebola virus
disease in a Guinean man, aged 21 years, who had traveled from
Guinea to Dakar, Senegal, in mid-August to visit family. Senegalese
medical and public health personnel were alerted about this patient
after public health staff in Guinea contacted his family in Senegal on
August 27. This report describes the investigation and containment
measures that followed.

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