|MMWR Early Release|
Vol. 63, Early Release
December 16, 2014
|Update: Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic — West Africa, December 2014|
Incident Management System Ebola Epidemiology Team, CDC;
Guinea Interministerial Committee for Response Against the Ebola Virus
and the World Health Organization; CDC Guinea Response Team, et al.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2014;63(Early Release):1-3
CDC is assisting ministries of health and working with other organizations to end the ongoing epidemic of Ebola virus disease (Ebola) in West Africa. The updated data in this report were compiled from situation reports from three countries (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone) where transmission is widespread and intense, and include all suspected, probable, and confirmed cases, which are defined similarly by each country. As of December 7, a total of 17,908 Ebola cases have been reported from West Africa, and a total of 6,373 deaths have occurred.