WHO – Ebola Situation Report – 8 July 2015

WHO sitrep 8 july 2015 bar chart

  • There were 30 confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) reported in the week to 5 July: 18 in Guinea, 3 in Liberia, and 9 in Sierra Leone
  • Liberia was declared free of Ebola transmission on 9 May 2015, after reporting no new cases for 42 consecutive days. The country subsequently entered a 3-month period of heightened surveillance, during which approximately 30 blood samples and oral swabs are collected each day from potential cases and tested for EVD. On 29 June, this routine surveillance detected a confirmed case of EVD in Margibi County, Liberia—the first new confirmed case reported from the country since 20 March. The case was a 17-year-old male who first became ill on 21 June, died on 28 June, and subsequently tested positive for EVD. Two contacts of the first-detected case have since been confirmed as EVD-positive. These additional cases are from the same small community as the first-detected case, and are now being treated in an Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in the capital, Monrovia. In addition, a probable case is in isolation at an ETC. The case has a strong epidemiological link to the first-detected case and is showing some symptoms of EVD, but has indeterminate test results for EVD. The origin of infection of the cluster of cases is currently under investigation. At present, these cases are considered to constitute a separate outbreak from that which was declared over on 9 May.

Table 1: Confirmed, probable, and suspected EVD cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

Country Case definition Cumulative cases Cases in past 21 days Cumulative deaths
Guinea Confirmed 3287 42 2049
Probable 450 * 450
Suspected 11 *
Total 3748 42 2499
Liberia§ Confirmed 3151§
Probable 1879§
Suspected 5636§
Total 10 666§ 4806§
Liberia** Confirmed 3 3 1
Probable 1 1
Suspected *
Total 4 4 1
Sierra Leone Confirmed 8674 25 3574
Probable 287 * 208
Suspected 4194 * 158
Total 13 155 25 3940
Total Confirmed 15 115 70
Probable 2617 1
Suspected 9841 *
Total 27 573 71 11 246

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