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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.

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Kailahun, Sierra Leone
Ebola and Marburg

On Ebola and WHO reform

Speech 20 May 2015
Liberia declared Ebola free

Counting the cost of the Ebola outbreak

Voices from the Field 8 May 2015
Ebola and Marburg

Remarks by International President of MSF Dr. Joanne Liu at the Gates Foundation Global Partner Forum

Speech 8 May 2015
Ebola and Marburg

Ebola crisis update - 6 May 2015

Crisis Update 6 May 2015
Sierra Leone - Health Promotion in Freetown

Fighting Ebola in the slums of Freetown

Voices from the Field 29 Apr 2015
Sierra Leone - Health Promotion in Freetown

Promoting health at the heart of the communities

Voices from the Field 29 Apr 2015
Guinea/Liberia - Ebola outbreak: Cross-borders supply
Ebola and Marburg

Tackling the epidemic across country borders

Project Update 16 Apr 2015
Hellen Morris
Ebola and Marburg

Ebola: Living in the aftermath

Voices from the Field 13 Apr 2015
Sierra Leone: Life after Ebola
Ebola and Marburg

Surviving Survival - Life after recovery

Project Update 13 Apr 2015
Advanced HIV management in Homa Bay
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