Ebola virus disease

Ebola and Marburg virus diseases are caused by the Ebola and Marburg viruses, respectively. Both are rare diseases, but can cause outbreaks with high case fatality rates. Most outbreaks have occurred in sub-Saharan countries, notably in the central Africa region. The largest outbreak of Ebola virus disease occurred in three West African countries (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone) between 2014 and 2016, with over 28 000 cases and 11 000 deaths.

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Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Ebola virus disease outbreak in Guinea

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Postcard from the field: A ‘Field Mission’ from my living room - supporting the WHO epidemiology team during the 11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Postcard from the field: Responding to the Ebola outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Ebola virus disease outbreak in Guinea, 2021

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Risk assessment: Ebola virus disease outbreak in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2021

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Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in North Kivu – Democratic Republic of the Congo – 2021

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Communicable disease threats report, 19-25 September 2021, week 38

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Communicable disease threats report, 12-18 September 2021, week 37

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Communicable disease threats report, 5 - 11 September, week 36

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Communicable disease threats report, 29 August - 4 September, week 35

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Communicable disease threats report, 22-28 August, week 34

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How does Ebola spread?

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Ebola: reducing the risk of transmission

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Peer-Reviewed Publication

The contribution of the European high containment laboratories during the 2014–2015 Ebola Virus Disease emergency

Feb 2017

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Unique human immune signature of Ebola virus disease in Guinea

May 2016

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Severe Ebola virus infection complicated by gram-negative septicemia

Apr 2015

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First secondary case of Ebola outside Africa: Epidemiological characteristics and contact monitoring, Spain, September to November 2014

Jan 2015

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Preparedness is crucial for safe care of ebola patients and to prevent onward transmission in europe – Outbreak control measures are needed at its roots in West Africa

Oct 2014