How can we control the spread of Ebola?

The following precautions can help prevent infection and spread of Ebola virus and Marburg virus.

  1. Avoid areas of known outbreaks.
  2. Wash your hands frequently.
  3. Avoid bush meat.
  4. Avoid contact with infected people.
  5. Follow infection-control procedures.
  6. Don’t handle remains.

How does Ebola affect population?

From the start of the outbreak through November 2015, a total of 881 confirmed health worker infections and 513 deaths8 were reported in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone and Guinea lost 7% and 1% of their healthcare workers, respectively.

How long did it take to control Ebola?

In Guinea, the first end of outbreak declaration was in December 2015, but additional cases were discovered in March and April of 2016. Guinea was finally declared Ebola-free in June 2016. [1] Two and a half years after the first case was discovered, the outbreak ended with more than 28,600 cases and 11,325 deaths.

How has Ebola changed society?

Epidemics can disrupt trade and service delivery through travel restrictions, and lost productivity due to illness and death. The West African Ebola outbreak is estimated to have knocked more than US$2 billion off the GDPs of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

Did who help with Ebola?

A wide range of responders: the DRC health authorities, World Health Organization (WHO), Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, the Red Cross movement and other international and local partners, donors, researchers and communities have worked hard to end the Ebola outbreak.

What did the US do about Ebola?

USG personnel in affected and border countries immediately supported national preparedness and response activities, such as survivor care, surveillance, and overall infection prevention and control, building on capacities strengthened in past Ebola outbreaks.