Ebola update

The West Africa Ebola epidemic is not waning. The latest (July 6) numbers from the WHO show that about 5.6% of the total cases (including probable and suspect cases), and 4.6% of the deaths, originated just in the four days from July 3 to July 6, inclusive. The minimum mortality rates are 350/626 (56%) for confirmed cases, and 543/894 (61%) when also including probable and suspect cases. The epidemic appears to be moving out of Guinea, and into Liberia and Sierra Leone, based on the recently reported cases. The WHO Ebola FAQ is here if you want to learn more about it, but on the outbreak itself there appears to be a serious dearth of reliable information.

  Country  Date   Type New* Confirmed Probable Suspect Total
1  Guinea 07_08  Cases    0       294       96      18   408
2 Liberia 07_08  Cases   16        63       30      38   131
3    S.L. 07_08  Cases   34       269       34       2   305
4   Total 07_08  Cases   50       626      160      58   844
5  Guinea 07_08 Deaths    2       195       96      16   307
6 Liberia 07_08 Deaths    9        41       28      15    84
7    S.L. 07_08 Deaths   14       114       11       2   127
8   Total 07_08 Deaths   25       350      135      33   518
#  *New cases (reported since 07_03) are neither classified nor included in Total

Updated values as of 7-10-14:

  Country  Date   Type New* Confirmed Probable Suspect Total
1  Guinea 07_10  Cases    1       296       96      17   409
2 Liberia 07_10  Cases   11        70       32      40   142
3    S.L. 07_10  Cases   32       298       34       5   337
4   Total 07_10  Cases   44       664      162      62   888
5  Guinea 07_10 Deaths    2       197       96      16   309
6 Liberia 07_10 Deaths    4        44       28      16    88
7    S.L. 07_10 Deaths   15       127       11       4   142
8   Total 07_10 Deaths   21       368      135      36   539
#   *New cases (reported since 07_08) are neither classified nor included in Total

Update:
1. New articles, both good, on Doctors Without Borders and The Economist web sites.

2. The Wikipedia page on the topic contains a summary table of the weekly course of reported cases and deaths since March.

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