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Ebola and Marburg

Ebola and Marburg haemorrhagic fevers are rare but deadly, spreading fear and panic. Caring for infected patients and affected communities is crucial for a response to be effective.

Outbreaks can kill 25 to 90 per cent of those infected. No cure exists and treatment is currently mainly symptomatic. MSF has intervened in almost all reported outbreaks over the past years. The 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic in West Africa was unprecedented: 67 times the size of the largest previously recorded outbreak, it reached urban areas, and killed more than 11,300 people. Hundreds of health workers died, decimating the already-struggling healthcare systems of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Quick facts

 
Ebola DRC MSF treatment centre opens in Mangina
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreak

MSF Ebola treatment centre opens in Mangina, North Kivu

Project Update 16 Aug 2018
 
Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Bikoro
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreak

New Ebola outbreak declared in North Kivu

Project Update 7 Aug 2018
 
Ebola Vaccination in Bikoro
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreak

Ministry of Health declares Ebola epidemic over

Project Update 25 Jul 2018
 
Ebola outbreak Mbandaka
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreak

“Congolese health workers have shown an amazing commitment to fighting Ebola”

Voices from the Field 11 Jul 2018
 
Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Bikoro
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreak

MSF hands over Ebola response activities in DRC

Project Update 3 Jul 2018
 
Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Bikoro
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreak

Ebola update June 2018

Crisis Update 19 Jun 2018
 
Ebola testimony
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreak

“I will start today from zero”

Voices from the Field 19 Jun 2018
 
Ebola - Ibopko - OCBA
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreak

Fighting Ebola on the ground, a race against time

Project Update 7 Jun 2018
 
Ebola Vaccination in Bikoro
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreak

MSF starts Ebola vaccination targeting remote communities

Press Release 29 May 2018
Advanced HIV management in Homa Bay
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