Current Situation

This page provides an update about the current outbreaks of Ebola.

Page last updated: 22 January 2016

This page is updated on Thursdays. Data are as at the stated dates.

WHO declares outbreak in West Africa over

On 14 January 2016, the WHO declared the outbreak of Ebola virus infection in West Africa over. They note that more flare-ups are expected and that strong surveillance and response systems will be critical to keeping these under control.

Source: WHO media release 14 January 2016 (www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2016/ebola-zero-liberia/en/).

West Africa

Source: WHO situation summary 20 January 2016. Data as of 17 January 2016 Sierra Leone.

Country Clinical cases Confirmed cases Deaths Health care worker clinical cases^ Increase in clinical cases since previous report Increase in confirmed cases since previous report

A single deceased case was reported on 14 January 2016. #Outbreak declared over 14 January 2016. *Outbreak declared over 9 May 2015. First new case detected 29 June 2015. †Outbreak declared over on 3 September 2015. #Outbreak declared over 7 November 2015. ^The single case in the United Kingdom who recovered in January 2015 was hospitalised on 6 October 2015 with late complications of Ebola.

The reported number of deaths is likely to be an underestimate of the true number of cases that are fatal, due to the delay between onset and outcome, and a lack of follow-up of the outcome.

These numbers are subject to change due to ongoing reclassification, retrospective investigation and availability of laboratory results.

Refer to the WHO website for the latest information.

Countries with widespread and intense transmission
Nil
           
Countries with imported cases or limited transmission
Sierra Leone
0
1
1
0
0
1
Previously affected countries
Guinea
3,804
3,351
2,536
196
-3
0
Italy
1
1
0
1
0
0
Liberia*
as of 9 May 2015
10,666
3,151
4,806
378
0
0
Liberia
as of 22 July 2015
6
6
2
0
0
0
Liberia#
as of 14 January 2016
3
3
1
0
0
Mali
8
7
6
2
0
0
Nigeria
20
19
8
11
0
0
Senegal
1
1
0
0
0
0
Sierra Leone
14,122
8,704
3,955
307
0
0
Spain
1
1
0
1
0
0
United Kingdom^
1
1
0
1
0
0
United States of America
4
4
1
3
0
0
Total
28,637
15,250
11,316
900
-0
1

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