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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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Ebola and Marburg

Crisis Update - 12 February 2015

Crisis Update 12 Feb 2015
 
Ebola and Marburg

Fighting Ebola, Ending Stigma

Voices from the Field 12 Feb 2015
 
MSF Ebola Rapid Response
Ebola and Marburg

Catching up with Ebola

Voices from the Field 12 Feb 2015
 
Ebola declining in Liberia
Ebola and Marburg

“We need to make sure that no one slips through the cracks”

Project Update 9 Feb 2015
 
Ebola decline in Liberia
Liberia

Ebola drug trial in Liberia halted

Press Release 3 Feb 2015
 
Ebola and Marburg

Crisis update - 30 January 2015

Crisis Update 30 Jan 2015
 
Sierra Leone

Adama - a mother saved against all odds

Voices from the Field 29 Jan 2015
 
Pregnancy and Ebola in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone: "This has been the hardest but also the best thing that I have done"

Voices from the Field 29 Jan 2015
 
Ebola treatment centre Freetown

MSF opens maternity unit for pregnant women with Ebola

Press Release 29 Jan 2015
Advanced HIV management in Homa Bay
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