Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo: the risk of introduction to the EU remains very low
Ebola cases in urban areas in the Equateur province in DRC increase the risk of spread to neighbouring countries, the risk of introduction to the EU is very low, states ECDC risk assessment published today.
Epidemiological update: New Ebola cluster in Guinea, 22 March 2016
A new Ebola cluster has been announced in Guinea, just after Sierra Leone was declared free of the virus, and West Africa was declared to be Ebola-free.
Dotting the ‘i’s – Ebola outbreak in Guinea
Since mid-September, Kindia prefecture has reported about 50 cases of Ebola virus disease, half of which were community deaths.
Epidemiological update: Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa , 23 November 2015
On 20 November 2015, the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare reported three confirmed cases 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.
ECDC call for epidemiologists to join its Ebola response teams in Guinea
Despite a dramatic improvement of the epidemiological situation in Guinea in 2015, the elimination of human transmission of the Ebola virus will require sustained efforts over the next few months. ECDC will continue deploying experts to Guinea to contribute to the field work related to surveillance and response activities, under the World Health Organization's Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) umbrella.
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.
Epidemiological update: Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, 29 January 2015
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.