How many people worked with MSF in Ebola affected areas?

How many people worked with MSF in Ebola affected areas?

At its peak, MSF employed nearly 4,000 national staff and over 325 international staff to combat the epidemic across the three countries. MSF admitted a total of 10,376 patients to its Ebola management centres, of which 5,226 were confirmed Ebola cases.

How many Ebola cases in the DRC?

In total, 12 cases (probable and confirmed) and 6 deaths were reported. The outbreak will be followed by 90 days of additional Ebola surveillance to ensure that any new cases are quickly detected and responded to.

Is there Ebola in Congo?

Ebola virus is enzootic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and it can persist in some body fluids of survivors for several months which, in rare events, may result in secondary transmission.

How are Doctors Without Borders responding to Ebola?

Doctors Without/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is rapidly putting together an Ebola team in Guinea to support the Ministry of Health’s Ebola response. We know from past experience that the speed of the response is important, both in order to contain transmission and to provide treatment for people who have caught the disease.

How many people have been treated by Doctors Without Borders?

Many more people are needed in the field, right now. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical teams have treated more than 900 patients in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

How are people diagnosed with the Ebola virus?

Ebola is diagnosed by tests that detect the genetic material of the virus. Until recently, these tests required highly trained technicians working in well-equipped laboratories that were often far from outbreak zones. This meant that patients and health workers often waited days for Ebola test results.

What can you do to help someone with Ebola?

Anti-anxiety drugs can also help patients in distress, while vitamins and therapeutic foods are also provided. Psychological support is also provided to help patients and their families cope with a frightening, serious illness, often while simultaneously facing the illness or loss of other family members from Ebola.