Global Alert and Response (GAR)

UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response in Accra

30 September 2014 -- As the number of patients with Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone surpassed 6500 with more than 3000 deaths, the United Nations is increasing the momentum to curb the spread of the disease. The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Mr Anthony Banbury, arrived in Accra to head the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), which will join governments and international partners to respond to the Ebola outbreak.

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Liberia: Ebola clinic fills up within hours of opening

WHO/R. Sorensen

29 September 2014 -- Last week saw a welcome boost to numbers of treatment places available to people with Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia. The Island Clinic, a private clinic refurbished as an Ebola Treatment Unit by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare with support from WHO and other partners, opened its doors on Sunday 21 September, adding another desperately needed 120 Ebola treatment beds to the 240 available in Monrovia.

Ebola in West Africa: looking back, moving forward

WHO/N. Alexander

22 September 2014 -- This week marks 6 months since WHO was notified of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Guinea. This outbreak has since evolved into the largest, most severe and most complex outbreak in the history of the disease. The 3 most-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – face enormous challenges in stopping transmission and providing care for all patients. This series of essays reflects on the evolution of this unprecedented outbreak – the multiple challenges, small successes and despairing setbacks.

Ebola response roadmap

WHO has issued a roadmap to guide and coordinate the international response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in west Africa. The roadmap aims to stop ongoing Ebola transmission worldwide within 6-9 months while rapidly managing the consequences of any further international spread. It also recognises the need to address, in parallel, the outbreak’s broader socioeconomic impact.

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fact buffet

Ebola Ebola virus disease is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.

Fact sheet on Ebola

H2HIn the 2014 Ebola outbreak, nearly all of the cases of EVD are a result of human-to-human transmission.

Frequently asked questions

2 to 21 days The incubation period from time of infection to symptoms is 2 to 21 days.

Travel guidance for health authorities and the transport sector



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