A second outbreak of an ebolavirus in the DRC

The Ministry of Health, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has confirmed 4 new ebolavirus cases in a new location. Earlier there had been reports of 26 cases of Read More …

Yes, there were signs that Ebola was in west Africa, perhaps as far back as 1973

If a bat carries the Ebola virus or something related in the forest, people find signs of infection in humans, publish it and read about it, but no-one remembers, does Read More …

Ebola virus disease and the game-changing vaccine….

As the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) looks to be under control, how much the vaccine has helped remains an unanswered question. But Read More …

Suspected cases of Ebola virus disease rise and fall while confirmed cases add up but slow down….

Those closely watching the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak  – or any outbreak – will have noticed that some of the daily numbers go up and down very quickly. This Read More …

SNAPDATE: Ebola virus disease numbers to 24MAY2018

The latest numbers from the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are in. They show a small rise in cases and in confirmed infections. This week Read More …

Mapping Ebola in the hobbyist zone…

One of the most important parts of an early understanding of the risks attached to an infectious disease outbreak is knowing where it is. Which country? What part of the Read More …

New Ebola virus disease case confirmed in a third DRC health zone

UPDATE #1 The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Ministry of Health (MOH) today announced that 1 of 2 suspected EVD cases in the Wangata Health Zone has tested positive for Read More …

SNAPDATE: Ebola virus numbers

Ebola virus disease (EVD) case numbers are very mobile at this stage. But working with what we have, we can see from the graph below that there has been a Read More …

Ebola numbers rise a little…

According to a new Situation Report from the World Health Organisation,[6] the case numbers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo outbreak are now…. Total suspected+probable+confirmed: 39 This includes: 2 Read More …

Early in an outbreak, everything is questions…

Nothing is clear during the early days of an outbreak of Ebola virus. Nothing is usually clear in the early days of an outbreak of any infectious disease. Numbers, the source of Read More …