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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

 
Liberia pediatric surgery
Liberia

MSF opens paediatric surgery programme

Project Update 31 Jan 2018
 
End of intervention in response to a Marburg fever outbreak
Uganda

MSF ends its intervention in response to the Marburg fever outbreak

Project Update 11 Dec 2017
 
Destroyed Ambulances in East Ghouta, Syria
Global health

MSF urges G20 to take action on health issues

Press Release 6 Jul 2017
 
Baby Nubia Is Released From MSF Clinic in Conakry
G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting

Open letter from MSF to the Meeting of the G20 Health Ministers

Open Letter 17 May 2017
 
Democratic Republic of Congo

Team dispatched following Ebola confirmation

Project Update 12 May 2017
 
Measles Vaccination in Conakry
Guinea

Battling a large-scale measles epidemic

Press Release 7 Apr 2017
 
Ebola and Marburg

The Politics of Fear

Press Release 21 Feb 2017
 
Killer diseases

Seven killer diseases under the microscope

Documentary 27 Jan 2017
 
Journal article

Engaging with National Authorities: Médecins Sans Frontières’s experience in Guinea during the Ebola epidemic

30 Nov 2016
Journal article
Advanced HIV management in Homa Bay
Medical Resource

MSF Field Research

We produce important research based on our field experience. So far, we have published articles in over 100 peer-reviewed journals. These articles have often changed clinical practice and have been used for humanitarian advocacy. All of these articles can be found on our dedicated Field Research website.

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