Western African Ebola virus epidemic

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The 2013–2016 epidemic of Ebola virus disease, centered in Western Africa, was the most widespread outbreak of the disease in history. It caused many deaths and socioeconomic problems in the region, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The first cases were recorded in Guinea in December 2013; later, the disease spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, with minor outbreaks occurring in Nigeria and Mali.[1][2]

Infections of medical workers happened in the United States and Spain.[3][4] Isolated cases were recorded in Senegal,[5] the United Kingdom and Italy.[6][7] The number of cases peaked in October 2014 and then began to slow down.

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  1. End of Ebola transmission in Guinea (Report). WHO Regional Office for Africa. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  2. "Update: Mali confirms new case of Ebola, locks down Bamako clinic". Reuters. 12 November 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  3. "Una enfermera que atendió al misionero fallecido García Viejo, contagiada de ébola". El Mundo (in Spanish). 6 October 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  4. Ebola outbreak situation report (PDF) (Report). WHO. 8 October 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  5. Ebola response roadmap situation report update (PDF) (Report). WHO. 7 November 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  6. Ebola response roadmap situation report (PDF) (Report). WHO. 31 December 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. The reported case fatality rate in the three intense-transmission countries among all cases for whom a definitive outcome is known is 71%.
  7. "Ebola virus disease – Italy". WHO. Archived from the original on 16 May 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2016.