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Jul 15, 2014

Jul 15, 2014
Sierra Leone coast

Ebola cases in West Africa reach 964, deaths top 600

The WHO confirms 85 new cases and 68 deaths, and a study shows evidence for the disease in the area in 2006.

Jul 18, 2014

Jul 18, 2014
Ebola virus

WHO reports 18 new Ebola cases in West Africa

The new numbers bring history's largest Ebola outbreak to 982 cases and 613 deaths.

Jul 21, 2014

Jul 21, 2014
fruit bat

West Africa Ebola outbreak total tops 1,000

Sierra Leone's new cases nudge its total ahead of Guinea's, and Liberia also adds to its illness and death totals.

Jul 23, 2014

Jul 23, 2014
Ebola virus particles

New West Africa cases lift Ebola total to 1,093

The 45 new cases and 28 deaths raise the outbreak total to 1,093 infections, 660 of them fatal.

Jul 28, 2014

Jul 28, 2014
Two healthcare workers

Ebola strikes air traveler, American relief workers

Two new developments are fanning concerns about the international spread of the disease.

Jul 30, 2014

Jul 30, 2014
Workers care for Ebola patients

Ebola cases rise to 1,323; 2 African doctors die

The illness continues to exact a heavy toll on healthcare workers and disrupt aid.

Jul 31, 2014

Jul 31, 2014
Airliner taking off

Officials issue response plan, travel alert over Ebola

The WHO will launch a $100 million plan tomorrow, and the CDC advises against nonessential travel.

Aug 05, 2014

Aug 05, 2014

Experimental Ebola drug may have helped 2 US patients

The second American infected with Ebola returned home today, as new information emerged about experimental treatment use and more possible cases.

Aug 06, 2014

Aug 06, 2014
Floor of the EOC

Ebola developments trigger CDC's highest response level

With the situation in Nigeria worsening, CDC takes an action it last took during the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic.

Aug 07, 2014

Aug 07, 2014
Map of west Africa

Countries scale up Ebola response, watch for cases outside Africa

Liberia and Sierra Leone have taken new actions to curb infections, as response activities and testing of possible travel-related cases play out on other continents.

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