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West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014

Status
Past
Countries
Liberia
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Disaster types
Epidemic
  • In March 2014, a rapidly evolving outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever started in Guinea. The outbreak subsequently spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal, and Mali.
  • 1 Aug 2014: WHO and the government of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia launched a joint US$ 100 million response plan.
  • 8 Aug 2014: WHO declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
  • 28 Aug 2014: WHO issued a "roadmap" to scale up the international response.
  • 19 Sep 2014: UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) established.
  • 17 Oct 2014: WHO declared Senegal free of Ebola virus transmission.
  • 20 Oct 2014: WHO declared Nigeria free of Ebola virus transmission.
  • 19 Jan 2015: WHO declared Mali free of Ebola virus transmission.
  • 21 Jan 2015: Updated Overview of Needs and Requirements for Jan-Jun 2015 launched.
  • 8 May 2015: WHO declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission.
  • 31 Jul 2015: UNMEER closed and transitioned oversight of the UN system’s Ebola emergency response to WHO as of 1 Aug.
  • 7 Nov 2015: WHO declared Sierra Leone free of Ebola virus transmission.
  • 29 Dec 2015: WHO declared the end of Ebola virus transmission in the Republic of Guinea.
  • 14 Jan 2016: WHO declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia and said all known chains of transmission have been stopped in West Africa.
  • 15 Jan 2016: A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Sierra Leone. The country is still in a 90-day period of enhanced surveillance following the declaration on 7 November 2015 of the end of Ebola transmission in the country.
  • 17 Mar 2016: WHO and the government of Sierra Leone marked the end of the recent flare-up of Ebola virus disease in the country.
  • 18 Mar 2016: Guinean health officials in the region alerted WHO and partners on 16 March to 3 unexplained deaths in recent weeks in the village of Koropara and said other members of the same family are currently showing symptoms characteristic of Ebola.
  • 29 Mar 2016: WHO said Ebola situation in West Africa no longer constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
  • 1 Jun 2016: WHO declares the end of Ebola virus transmission in the Republic of Guinea.
  • 9 Jun 2016: WHO declares the end of the most recent Ebola virus disease outbreak in Liberia.

  • Latest WHO Ebola response roadmap - Interactive map journal

  • UNMEER Situation Reports