Butembo and its surroundings, the new epicentre of the outbreak

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. Until only very recently, there were no tools to prevent or treat Ebola; today a preventive vaccine and curative drugs are available. MSF has responded in almost all reported outbreaks over the past years.

The 2014-2016 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.

Since then, the Democratic Republic of Congo has experienced a succession of outbreaks since March 2018. MSF teams are currently responding to outbreaks in North Kivu province, DRC and in southern Guinea.

Quick facts about Ebola and Marburg

 
Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Bikoro
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Ebola update June 2018

Crisis Update 19 Jun 2018
 
Ebola testimony
DRC Ebola outbreaks

“I will start today from zero”

Voices from the Field 19 Jun 2018
 
Ebola - Ibopko - OCBA
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Fighting Ebola on the ground, a race against time

Project Update 7 Jun 2018
 
Ebola Vaccination in Bikoro
DRC Ebola outbreaks

MSF starts Ebola vaccination targeting remote communities

Press Release 29 May 2018
 
Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Bikoro
DRC Ebola outbreaks

MSF response to second Ebola outbreak in DRC since 2016

Project Update 23 May 2018
 
Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Bikoro
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Ninth Ebola outbreak in 40 years hits urban area

Project Update 17 May 2018
 
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
 
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Global health

MSF urges G20 to take action on health issues

Press Release 6 Jul 2017
Advanced HIV management in Homa Bay
Medical Resource

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