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WHO has released a new set of data for Ebola cases for August 14-16. However, for Liberia, the numbers were for 2 days (Aug 14-15) and the number of reported deaths (53) exceeded reported case (48).

http://www.who.int/csr/don/2014_08_19_ebola/en/

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:30 am 
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New (1) Confirmed Probable Suspect Totals (by Country)
Liberia
Cases 48 200 444 190 834
Deaths 53 178 202 86 466

(1) New cases were reported between 14 and 16 August 2014.

The total number of cases is subject to change due to ongoing reclassification, retrospective investigation, and availability of laboratory results. Data reported in the Disease Outbreak News are based on official information reported by Ministries of Health.

* Information from Liberia, throughout this update, is from 15 August, 2014.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:35 am 
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Disease outbreak news
19 August 2014

Epidemiology and surveillance

Between 14 and 16 August 2014, a total of 113 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 84 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia*, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.

Health sector response

The response of WHO and other partners to the Ebola Virus outbreak is continuing to grow in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. To reduce the likelihood that those who are infected will carry the disease outside their communities, the governments have set up quarantine zones in areas of high transmission including severely-affected cities such as Gueckedou in Guinea, Kenema and Kailahun in Sierra Leone and Foya in Liberia.

This prevents people living in these areas from moving to other parts of the country and potentially increasing EVD transmission. However, it also means that barriers to travel limit their access to food and other necessities. While preventing further transmission of EVD is crucial, it is essential that people in those zones have access to food, water, good sanitation and other basic supplies.

WHO is working with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to ensure people in the quarantine zones receive regular food aid and other non-medical supplies. WFP is now scaling up its programme to distribute food to the around 1 million people living in the quarantine zones in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Food has been delivered to hospitalized patients and people under quarantine who are not able to leave their homes to purchase food. Providing regular food supplies is a potent means of limiting unnecessary movement.

WHO does not recommend any travel or trade restrictions be applied except in cases where individuals have been confirmed or are suspected of being infected with EVD or where individuals have had contact with cases of EVD. (Contacts do not include properly-protected health-care workers and laboratory staff.) Temporary recommendations from the Emergency Committee with regard to actions to be taken by countries can be found at:
IHR Emergency Committee meeting on Ebola outbreak in west Africa



Disease update

Confirmed, probable, and suspect cases and deaths from Ebola virus disease in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, as of 16 August 2014


New (1) Confirmed Probable Suspect Totals (by Country)


Guinea
Cases 24 396 140 7 543
Deaths 14 252 140 2 394
Liberia
Cases 48 200 444 190 834
Deaths 53 178 202 86 466
Nigeria
Cases 3 12 0 3 15
Deaths 0 4 0 0 4
Sierra Leone
Cases 38 775 34 39 848
Deaths 17 326 34 5 365
Totals
Cases 113 1383 618 239 2240
Deaths 84 760 376 93 1229
(1) New cases were reported between 14 and 16 August 2014.

The total number of cases is subject to change due to ongoing reclassification, retrospective investigation, and availability of laboratory results. Data reported in the Disease Outbreak News are based on official information reported by Ministries of Health.

* Information from Liberia, throughout this update, is from 15 August, 2014.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:50 am 
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niman wrote:
New (1) Confirmed Probable Suspect Totals (by Country)
Liberia
Cases 48 200 444 190 834
Deaths 53 178 202 86 466

(1) New cases were reported between 14 and 16 August 2014.

The total number of cases is subject to change due to ongoing reclassification, retrospective investigation, and availability of laboratory results. Data reported in the Disease Outbreak News are based on official information reported by Ministries of Health.

* Information from Liberia, throughout this update, is from 15 August, 2014.

For the past several weeks, WHO has been reporting Ebola updates on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This week WHO couldn't get Monday's update out until Tuesday, and for Liberia they couldn't get Saturday's numbers. Moreover, the number of cases was less than the number of deaths, because most of the effort was focused on collecting bodies.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:12 pm 
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West Africa Ebola toll grows, along with cautious optimism
Filed Under: Ebola
Lisa Schnirring | Staff Writer | CIDRAP News | Aug 19, 2014

Cooperation in the Ebola battle in Guinea improved with help from community leaders, the WHO said.
As Ebola virus disease (EVD) continued to surge in West Africa, pushing Liberia into the top spot for total cases, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said today they see encouraging signs in Nigeria and Guinea.

Between Aug 14 and 16 the outbreak region reported 113 new EVD cases and 84 deaths. However, the numbers from Liberia are only from Aug 15. The developments push the outbreak's overall total to 2,240 EVD cases and 1,229 deaths.

Of the new cases, Liberia reported 48, as well as 53 deaths, lifting its total to 834 cases, the most of any country. Since last week the country has had the most deaths, which have now reached 466.

In other outbreak countries, Sierra Leone reported 38 more illnesses, along with 17 deaths, and Guinea reported 24 more EVD cases and 14 additional fatalities. In Nigeria, which doesn't share a border with the other countries but has illnesses linked to a patient who flew in from Liberia, health officials reported three more illnesses.

Contact tracing curbs EVD in Nigeria
In a separate situation assessment today, the WHO said the EVD situation in Nigeria's capital, Lagos, is encouraging, because all 12 confirmed cases there are part of a single transmission chain, which has included medical staff, a patient in the same hospital, and a protocol officer who had close contact with the patient.

The index patient was a Liberian government consultant who had traveled to Lagos while sick on Jul 20. He died from his infection on Jul 25.

The WHO said the man vomited several times during his trip and that no other passengers got sick. It added that intensive contact tracing, done with help from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hasn't identified any other confirmed cases outside the initial transmission chain.

Also, the agency said the full recovery of one of the man's contacts is a bright spot: "It counters the widespread perception that infection with the Ebola virus is invariably a death sentence. Evidence suggests that early detection and supportive therapy increase the prospects of survival."

Intensive monitoring efforts provide hope that EVD spread in Nigeria, where the search for more cases continues, can be stopped, the WHO said.

Public awareness lends hope in Guinea
In Guinea, the Ebola outbreak is not under control, but the situation is less dire than in Sierra Leone and Liberia, according to the WHO.

It credited an improvement in disease control to higher public awareness about the disease, which has been fostered by innovative tactics. For example, the WHO said respected community leaders have been used to help win the cooperation of 26 villages that resisted outside assistance.

Opening up the area triggered a surge of reported cases that had previously been hidden. The WHO advised that reporting of those cases shouldn't be interpreted as a sharp surge in Guinea's EVD totals.

The WHO warned that the progress is fragile, and disease activity could flare up again, as it did earlier in the outbreak. Health officials in Guinea reported a case last week in a previously unaffected area, a sign that the disease continues to spread to new areas, the agency added.

Missing EVD patients turn up in Liberia
In Liberian outbreak developments, suspected EVD patients who fled a holding center in the capital, Monrovia, that was attacked on Aug 16 by looters have turned themselves in to a hospital, the Associated Press (AP) reported today.

Liberia's information minister, Lewis Brown, told the AP that the last 17 who were missing are now at a treatment center at a major hospital and that none of the ones who fled had confirmed infections. They were at the holding center because they were at risk for EVD and are now being tested, he said.

According to earlier media reports, the attack was fueled by the location of the holding center in a school in the city's biggest slum, and looters said they didn't believe the disease is real. They apparently made off with items from the clinic, including mattresses and soiled linens.



See also:

Aug 19 WHO situation assessment

Aug 19 WHO update

Aug 19 AP story

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspect ... s-optimism

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