Sierra Leone. By July 2014, the outbreak spread to the capitals of all three countries.
The severity of the outbreak also was a consequence of its emergence in countries with fragile health systems. Virus , an infectious agent of small size and simple composition that can multiply only in living cells of animals, plants, or bacteria. Chronology of Ebola Virus Disease outbreaks, 1976-2014.Monkey Meat and the Ebola Outbreak in Liberia
A CDC team is being dispatched to Dallas to assist with the investigation. In September, with the outbreak continuing to increase in intensity, foreign aid efforts expanded.
A lack of protective gear and resources for proper training contributed to numerous cases of illness among health care workers. Related Ebola features map.
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Authorities across west Africa have announced a series of measures aimed at stopping the spread of the Ebola virus, which reached a fourth country last week with a death in Lagos, Africa's most populous city. The first three, Bundibugyo ebolavirus, Zaire ebolavirus, and Sudan ebolavirus have been associated with large outbreaks in Africa.
Liberia was first declared Ebola-free in May 2014. The 2014—15 outbreak was the first large-scale Ebola incident to demonstrate potential for spread beyond Africa , a risk raised by high rates of international travel in the 21st century and by the presence of the disease in large villages and cities with mobile populations.
In some communities , aid workers were physically threatened, and barriers erected across roads prevented workers from reaching villages with suspected cases.
All rights reserved. Over the duration of the epidemic, EVD spread to seven more countries: The patient recovered. In April, in hopes of facilitating its clinical recognition, researchers proposed the term Ebola virus disease EVD to describe the illness EVD replaced the term Ebola hemorrhagic fever ; hemorrhaging was not universal among victims in the 2014—15 outbreak.