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Ebola and Marburg

Ebola and Marburg haemorrhagic fevers are rare but deadly, spreading fear and panic. Caring for infected patients and affected communities is crucial for a response to be effective.

Outbreaks can kill 25 to 90 per cent of those infected. No cure exists and treatment is currently mainly symptomatic. MSF has intervened in almost all reported outbreaks over the past years.

The 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic in West Africa was unprecedented: 67 times the size of the largest previously recorded outbreak, it reached urban areas, and killed more than 11,300 people. Hundreds of health workers died, decimating the already-struggling healthcare systems of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Quick facts

 
Butembo and its surroundings, the new epicentre of the outbreak
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks

Potential new Ebola drugs being trialled in MSF treatment centres

Statement 12 Feb 2019
 
Ebola response in Mangina
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks

Crisis update - January 2019

Crisis Update 30 Jan 2019
 
Ebola Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks

Ebola patient care increases amid growing tensions in North Kivu

Project Update 18 Jan 2019
 
Ebola outbreak - Bunia
Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola spreads further into urban communities and isolated areas in North Kivu

Project Update 3 Dec 2018
 
Portrait Alpha Diallo Watsan DRC
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks

Ebola in DRC: Cutting the chains of transmission

Voices from the Field 19 Nov 2018
 
Ebola response in Mangina
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks

Ebola in the DRC: between operational trial and error and scientific uncertainty

msf-crash.org 26 Oct 2018
 
Ebola response in Mangina
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks

“Ebola is about human beings and trust”

Interview 12 Oct 2018
 
Ebola outbreak in Magina
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks

With a new Ebola outbreak, we knew we had to act fast

Voices from the Field 13 Sep 2018
 
Ebola Treatment Center (ETC) in Mangina
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks

North Kivu: MSF treats 65 Ebola patients in first month

Project Update 7 Sep 2018
Advanced HIV management in Homa Bay
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