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Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)’s response to the largest-recorded Ebola outbreak affecting Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

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  1. Ebola is one of the world’s most deadly diseases. It is a highly infectious virus that can kill up to 90 percent of the people who catch it, causing terror among infected communities. Early on, symptoms are non-specific making it difficult to diagnose.

  2. Ebola - A Race Against Time | MSF
  3. There is no cure for Ebola. Standard treatment is limited to supportive therapy.

  4. MSF has five Ebola management centres in West Africa and more than 1,950 staff working in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone to try to curb the epidemic. 

  5. March 2014: The Guinean government announced an outbreak of Ebola

  6. 31st March: Ebola confirmed in Liberia

  7. April 2014: MSF strengthens response to outbreak

  8. 16th April: speculations over identity of Patient Zero arise