Rapid Risk Assessment: Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, 8 April 2014

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa.  8 April 2014. Stockholm: ECDC; 2014.

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​An outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) is currently ongoing in West Africa.  

As of 7 April 2014, the Ministry of Health in Guinea reported 151 clinically compatible cases of EVD, 54 of which were laboratory-confirmed. Ninety-five patients died. Liberia has reported 21 cases clinically compatible with EVD, including ten deaths. In Mali, the Ministry of Health has reported six suspected cases (as of 7 April 2014), two of which have tested negative for Ebola virus infection.

This is the first documented Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.