Public Health England issues update on global Ebola epidemiology
Of these cases, 15,233 have been confirmed as Ebola positive and have been connected to the original outbreak in West Africa. A reported 11,306 of these people have died from the virus.
In addition, last week there were five confirmed Ebola cases in Sierra Leone. Four of these cases are connected to an earlier Ebola cluster in Kambia. The week before, there was just one case in Sierra Leone and one case in Guinea. Guinea has reported that it has had its first week without any new Ebola cases in more than 12 months.
The last human case of Ebola in Sierra Leone was detected in Bombali, which is a specific district that had not had an Ebola case for more than five months. Health investigators are determining the source of the infection. For several days, the new case was symptomatic, and then the patient was accepted into an Ebola treatment center.
More Ebola cases related to this one are expected to be detected.