Possible sexual transmission of Ebola
A report published on 1 May indicates that the Ebola virus can persist in seminal fluid of a person who recovered from Ebola virus disease for longer than previously known and can potentially lead to sexual transmission of Ebola virus.
Positive preliminary results of an Ebola vaccine efficacy trial in Guinea
Results from a recent vaccine trial, conducted by collaborating health authorities, possibly represent a major breakthrough in the control of Ebola virus disease.
Recent development on sexual transmission of Ebola virus
ECDC comments on two studies published on 14 October 2015 in the New England Journal of Medicine provide insights into sexual transmission of Ebola virus and the duration of virus persistence in semen.
Epidemiological update: Ebola virus outbreak in Uganda, 8 August 2012Archived
On 24 July 2012, the Ministry of Health of Uganda reported an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever from Kibaale district, Midwestern Uganda. As of 7 August 2012, 60 suspected cases, including 16 deaths, have been reported in Uganda.
Epidemiological update: Outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Guinea, 27 March 2014
An outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Guinea, West Africa, with onset in early February 2014 is rapidly evolving. The first cases were reported from the Forested Region of south-eastern Guinea. ECDC published a Rapid Risk Assessment of the outbreak on 23 March at which time 80 cases including 59 deaths (CFR: 74%) had been reported.