Ebola response roadmap update 24th September

The total number of probable, confirmed and suspected cases (see Annex 1) in the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa was 6263, with 2917 deaths, as at the end of 21 September 2014. Countries affected are Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Figure 1 shows the total number of confirmed and probable cases by country that have been reported in each epidemiological week between the start of 30 December 2013 (start of epidemiological week 1) and the end of 21 September 2014 (epidemiological week 38: 15 to 21 September), and indicates a fall in the number of reported new cases compared with the previous two weeks. However, for reasons given below, this is unlikely to be an accurate reflection of the reality. The epidemic of EVD in West Africa is still increasing.

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