An ongoing outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the largest, most persistent ever documented, and the first in West Africa, began in March 2014 in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia (the “affected countries”). More people have contracted and died from EVD in this outbreak than in any single prior such outbreak (Figure 1). The case fatality rate, the estimated percentage of infected persons who have died in past outbreaks, has ranged between 41% and 88%. The case fatality rate in the current outbreak is roughly 57%.
Date of Report: August 4, 2014
Number of Pages: 2
Order Number: IF00044
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