ECDC has published Epidemiological update: Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa. Click through for the full report, including maps, charts, and links. The introduction:
According to WHO, a combined total of 99 confirmed cases were reported from the three countries with widespread and intense transmission in the week ending 25 January: 30 in Guinea, four in Liberia, and 65 in Sierra Leone.
On 29 January 2015, WHO has reported 22 136 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease, with 8 833 deaths, in three affected countries (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) and five previously affected countries (Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Spain and the United States of America).
According to WHO, the response to the EVD epidemic has now moved to a second phase, as the focus shifts from slowing transmission to ending the epidemic.
Distribution of cases
Countries with widespread and intense transmission:
• Guinea: 2 921 cases and 1 911 deaths (as of 26 January 2015);
• Liberia: 8 643 cases and 3 700 deaths (as of 26 January 2015);
• Sierra Leone: 10 537 cases and 3 199 deaths (as of 25 January 2015).
Countries with an initial case or cases, or with localised transmission:
• United Kingdom: one confirmed case on 29 December 2014;
• United States: four cases including one death. The last case tested negative on 11 November 2014 in New York;
• Mali: eight cases, six deaths. According to WHO, Mali has been declared Ebola free on 18 January 2015;
• Nigeria, Senegal and Spain have been declared free of EVD after having cases related to the current epidemic in West Africa.