EBOLA/EVD [to 16 May 2015]

EBOLA/EVD [to 16 May 2015]
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC); “Threat to international peace and security” (UN Security Council)

WHO: Ebola Situation Report – 13 May 2015
[Excerpts]
SUMMARY
:: A total of 9 confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) was reported in the week to 10 May: the lowest weekly total this year. Guinea reported a total of 7 cases, Sierra Leone reported 2. For the first time since the beginning of the outbreak in Sierra Leone, the country reported zero confirmed cases for more than 2 consecutive days in the week to 10 May. As at 12 May, Sierra Leone has reported 8 consecutive days without a confirmed case. The EVD outbreak in Liberia was declared over on 9 May, after 42 complete days elapsed since the burial of the last confirmed case. The country has now entered a 3-month period of heightened vigilance. WHO will maintain an enhanced presence in the country until the end of 2015, with a particular focus on areas that border Guinea and Sierra Leone….

COUNTRIES WITH WIDESPREAD AND INTENSE TRANSMISSION
:: There have been a total of 26,724 reported confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of EVD in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone (figure 1, table 1), with 11,065 reported deaths (this total includes reported deaths among probable and suspected cases, although outcomes for many cases are unknown). A total of 7 new confirmed cases were reported in Guinea and 2 in Sierra Leone in the 7 days to 10 May. The outbreak in Liberia was declared over on 9 May…