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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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Sierra Leone: Life after Ebola
Ebola and Marburg

The art of survival

Voices from the Field 13 Apr 2015
MSF Rebooting Public Health System in Liberia

Rebooting public health services

Voices from the Field 2 Apr 2015
Ebola and Marburg

Crisis update - 23 March 2015

Crisis Update 24 Mar 2015
Ebola in Paynesville, Liberia
Ebola and Marburg

Ebola: Pushed to the limit and beyond

Report 23 Mar 2015
Ebola and Marburg

Speech by MSF International President Joanne Liu to the EU high level meeting on Ebola

Speech 3 Mar 2015
Jonathan Dixon, National Staff Nurse
Ebola and Marburg

Epidemic is not over – key areas still need to be tackled

Crisis Update 3 Mar 2015
Macenta, Guinea - Ebola
Ebola and Marburg

“To create awareness among a population, you must listen”

Voices from the Field 26 Feb 2015
Clinical Trials in Guéckédou, Guinea
Ebola and Marburg

Preliminary results of the JIKI clinical trial to test the efficacy of favipiravir in reducing mortality in individuals infected by Ebola virus in Guinea.

Press Release 24 Feb 2015
Ebola and Marburg

Initial results with experimental Ebola drug show positive effect for some patients

Press Release 24 Feb 2015
Advanced HIV management in Homa Bay
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