This list of Ebola outbreaks records the known occurrences of Ebola virus disease, a highly infectious and acutely lethal viral disease that has afflicted humans and animals primarily in equatorial Africa. The pathogens responsible for the disease are the five ebolaviruses recognized by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses: Ebola virus (EBOV), Sudan virus (SUDV), Reston virus.
What is the prognosis (outlook) for people with Ebola virus disease (EVD)? According to WHO, the average EVD case fatality rate is about 50%. In the past, during other outbreaks, the rate has ranged from 25% to as high as 90%.
Ebola virus disease (Ebola hemorrhagic fever) first appeared in with two concurrent outbreaks of acute viral hemorrhagic fever involving cases ( deaths [53%]) centred in Nzara, Sudan (), and cases ( deaths [88%]) in Yambuku (near the Ebola River), Democratic Republic of Congo ().Since these original cases, there have been approximately 20 other outbreaks occurring through to.
This is the DRC's largest Ebola outbreak since the virus was first discovered in that country in October marks the 14th month of active transmission in the DRC's far eastern region—home to millions of refugees as well as violent militia. In addition to the new cases, suspected cases are still under investigation, the WHO said.
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40 Years of Ebola Virus Disease around the World. Ebola virus was first described in near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. Each of the known cases and outbreaks of Ebola Virus Disease are described below by year or country.