WHO declared Which country Ebola-free?
The correct answer is option 3 i.e Nigeria. Nigeria has been declared Ebola-free by the WHO (World Health Organisation). Ebola virus disease in Nigeria were reported in 2014.
What caused 2014 Ebola outbreak?
The outbreak was traced back to a 2-year-old child infected in Guinea in December 2013, three months before the outbreak was declared. The infection spread rapidly where infected people were cared for at home or died at home and their bodies were washed and prepared for burial by family members, according to tradition.
What happened to the Ebola patient returning to the UK?
During the West Africa epidemic, a healthcare worker returning to the UK after volunteering in an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone became symptomatic upon arrival in the UK. The case was treated in strict isolation and a range of public health measures were implemented by UK authorities.
How long has Ebola been around the world?
40 Years of Ebola Virus Disease around the World. Ebola virus was first described in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. Each of the known cases and outbreaks of Ebola Virus Disease are described below by year or country.
What happened to the 2014 Ebola virus case numbers?
Despite the increased international support that followed these pronouncements, weekly confirmed case numbers remained stubbornly between 75 and 148 between September and December 2014 . In early October MSF reported a spike in cases in the capital, Conakry, with one treatment centre receiving 22 patients in a single day.
How accurate is the data on Ebola cases and deaths?
The data is, quite frankly, a bit of a mess. Take the WHO Ebola response roadmap update on 10 October. It has more confirmed deaths in Liberia from Ebola (1,072) than actual cases (943). This confusing set of figures comes about by collecting data on cases and deaths separately.