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11 months ago
19th March Guinea reports an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever 35 cases. Confirmed to be EBV.
23rd March WHO African regional office reports outbreak of EVD in guinea
24th May WHO reports EBV in Sierra Leone with a total of 408 cases
17th June Liberia reports cases of EBV
23rd July EBV introduced to Nigeria by an airline passenger, who later died on the 25th
4th August World bank declares $2m in assistance for West Africa and WHO reports 1,603 cases
8th August WHO declares Ebola as an international emergency. Unproven vaccines allowed to be administered
24th August British Nurse flies to UK, confirmed to have EBV
26th August EBV reported in Senegal
8th September UN secretary general enforces emergency response mechanism
16th September President Obama spoke about Ebola crisis- pledged to send US troops to liberia to help contain Ebola.
September 19th UNSC declares EBV an international security threat. UNMEER established.
October WHO reports 4,477 cases of EBV in West Africa
12th May 2015 WHO receives report of nurse infected with EBV in Italy
31st July UNMEER closed- accomplished aim to increase response to outbreak
January 2016 Liberia declared to be EBV free. Marks the end of the epidemic
March 2016 Sierra leone and DRC declared Ebola free
24th May 27,013 cases in total with 11,134 suspected deaths
26th August DRC reports outbreak of EBV
29th August 4 Nurses in the USA reported to be infected with EBV
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