ECDC has published Epidemiological update: Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa. Click through for links, maps and tables. Excerpt:
On 8 August 2014, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) evolving in west Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
Since December 2013 and as of 18 August, 2 473 cases of EVD, including 1 350 deaths, have been reported, making this EVD outbreak the largest-ever documented outbreak of EVD. The number of reported cases and deaths exceeds the cases and deaths number of all historical outbreaks. It is also the largest outbreak in terms of geographical spread. As of today, no cases have been confirmed outside Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, or Sierra Leone.
New cases continue to be reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The most recent case in Nigeria was reported 16 August 2014.
Since the epidemiological update of 14 August 2014, a 25% increase in number of EVD cases was observed between the 11 and 18 August 2014, corresponding to 498 new EVD cases and 281 deaths from the four countries together. The largest increase has been recorded in Liberia (302 cases in one week).
A 25% increase in one week. This is going to be a long weekend for the people in WHO, ECDC, and CDC, not to mention those on the ground in West Africa.