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 Survivor Health in Tonkolili, Sierra Leone, Oct 2015
Ebola and Marburg

“Science should be at the service of survivors”

Voices from the Field 7 Nov 2015
Ebola and Marburg

Crisis update - 2 November 2015

Crisis Update 3 Nov 2015
Journal article

Coincident polio and Ebola crises expose similar fault lines in the current global health regime

17 Sep 2015
Journal article
Project Update

A month in focus: August 2015

Project Update 17 Aug 2015
Ebola and Marburg

Attention, World: The Ebola fight isn’t over

Opinion 13 Aug 2015

28,500 children vaccinated against measles

Project Update 31 Jul 2015
MSF Ebola Vaccine Clinical Trial
Ebola and Marburg

Getting closer to an Ebola vaccine

Voices from the Field 31 Jul 2015
Ebola and Marburg

crisis update - 17 July 2015

Crisis Update 17 Jul 2015
Ebola and Marburg

“We must finish the job”

Crisis Update 17 Jul 2015
Advanced HIV management in Homa Bay
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